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A popular WordPress plugin leaked access tokens capable of hijacking Twitter accounts – TechCrunch

A popular WordPress plugin leaked access tokens capable of hijacking Twitter accounts – TechCrunch A popular WordPress plugin, installed on thousands of websites to help users share content on social media sites, left linked Twitter accounts exposed to compromise. The plugin, Social Network Tabs, was storing so-called account access tokens …

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Fortnite bugs put accounts at risk of takeover – TechCrunch

Fortnite bugs put accounts at risk of takeover – TechCrunch With one click, any semi-skilled hacker could have silently taken over a Fortnite account, according to a cybersecurity firm who says the bug is now fixed. Researchers at Check Point say the three vulnerabilities chained together could have affected any of …

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Another huge database exposed millions of call logs and SMS text messages – TechCrunch

Another huge database exposed millions of call logs and SMS text messages – TechCrunch An unprotected server storing millions of call logs and text messages was left open for months before they were found by a security researcher. If you thought you’d heard this story before, you’re not wrong. Back …

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Another server security lapse at NASA exposed staff and project data – TechCrunch

Another server security lapse at NASA exposed staff and project data – TechCrunch Two months ago, NASA quietly fixed a buggy internal server that was leaking sensitive information about the agency’s staff and their work. The leaking server was — ironically — a bug reporting server, running the popular Jira …

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An unsecured database exposed the personal details of 202M job seekers in China – TechCrunch

An unsecured database exposed the personal details of 202M job seekers in China – TechCrunch The personal details belonging to more than 202 million job seekers in China, including information like phone numbers, email addresses, driver licenses and salary expectations, were freely available to anyone who knew where to look …

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Two-factor authentication can save you from hackers – TechCrunch

Two-factor authentication can save you from hackers – TechCrunch Getty If you find passwords annoying, you might not like two-factor authentication much. But security experts say it’s one of the best ways to protect your online accounts. Simply put, two-factor authentication adds a second step in your usual log-in process. …

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At Blind, a security lapse revealed private complaints from Silicon Valley employees – TechCrunch

At Blind, a security lapse revealed private complaints from Silicon Valley employees – TechCrunch Thousands of people trusted Blind, an app-based “anonymous social network,” as a safe way to reveal malfeasance, wrongdoing and improper conduct at their companies. But Blind left one of its database servers exposed without a password …

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