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'Yelp for conservatives' MAGA app leaks users data
63red Safe app left its backend API exposed online without authentication.
cultureWars  notSiliconValley  securityNegligence 
7 days ago by joeybaker
Senate report: Equifax neglected cybersecurity for years
A new report claims Equifax neglected cybersecurity for years leading up to the massive 2017 data breach.
securityNegligence  corporateIndemnity 
12 days ago by joeybaker
Millions of bank loan and mortgage documents have leaked online
A trove of more than 24 million financial and banking documents, representing tens of thousands of loans and mortgages from some of the biggest banks in the U.S., has been found online after a server security lapse. The server, running an Elasticsearch database, had more than a decade’s worth…
securityNegligence  informationObscurity  bankIncompetence 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
200 million Chinese resumes leak in huge database breach
Last night, HackenProof published a report stating that a database containing resumes of over 200 million job seekers in China was exposed last month. The leaked info included not just the name and working experience of people, but also their mobile phone number, email, marriage status, children, politics, height, weight, driver license, and literacy level as …
securityNegligence 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Japan's minister of cybersecurity has never used a computer.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be. Ruling party lawmaker Yoshitaka Sakurada, also in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, was replying Wednesday to questions from independent and opposition legislators. “I give instructions to my aide and so I don’t punch into a computer myself,” he said. “But I am confident our work is flawless.” When asked about the power grid and malware, Sakurada said USB was “basically never used” in the utility systems, appearing to not know what it might be.
governmentIncompetence  securityNegligence  oligarchy 
november 2018 by joeybaker
I Bought Used Voting Machines on eBay for $100 Apiece. What I Found Was Alarming
Opinion: The fact that voter information is left on devices, unencrypted, that are then sold on the open market is malpractice.
securityNegligence  governmentIncompetence 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Researchers: 11-year-old flaw in vote scanner still unfixed. The vote-counting machine is used in 23 U.S states
An uncorrected security flaw in a vote-counting machine used in 23 U.S states leaves it vulnerable to hacking 11 years after the manufacturer was alerted to it, security researchers say. The M650 high-speed ballot scanner is made by Election Systems...
digitalDemocracy  informationSecurity  securityNegligence  governmentIncompetence 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Millions of Texas voter records exposed online - Over 14 million detailed voter records were found on an unprotected server
A massive trove of voter records containing personal information on millions of Texas residents has been found online. The data — a single file containing an estimated 14.8 million records — was left on an unsecured server without a password. Texas has 19.3 million registered voters. It’s the…
securityNegligence  governmentIncompetence  digitalDemocracy 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Newly elected Mexico lawmaker kidnapped
Gunmen shot at the car of Veracruz lawmaker-elect Norma Azucena Rodríguez Zamora and abducted her.
securityNegligence  governmentIncompetence  drugProhibition 
august 2018 by joeybaker
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