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 massive bug may have leaked user data from millions of sites so change your passwords
massive bug may have leaked user data from millions of sites. so … change your p

One of the biggest internet infrastructure companies leaked sensitive data for up to five months. The post Massive Bug May Have Leaked User Data From Millions of Sites. So … Change Your Passwords appeared first on WIRED.

private data leaked online by cloudflare bug

Internet users Friday were being urged to change all their passwords in the wake of a Cloudflare bug that could have leaked passwords, messages and more from website visits.

apps with dodgy firebase databases leak millions of user details

Apps with misconfigured Firebase database servers have leaked 113GB of data, according to new research.The apps leaked plain-text passwords, health records, financial records and other information.The vulnerable apps were downloaded more than 620 million times, suggesting a few popular picks are affected by the issue.Information belonging to millions of users has been leaked via apps with misconfigured Firebase databases, according to a new report by Appthority (h/t: XDA-Developers).Firebase is one of the more popular mobile/web development platforms, powering app features like messaging, notifications, and authentication. Unfortunately, many developers aren’t doing the necessary legwork to secure user data related to the platform, Appthority noted.The team sifted through 2.7 million Andro

private data leaked online by cloudflare bug

A cry for people to change all of their online passwords because of a Cloudflare bug created a buzz on Twitter, where #CloudBleed became a trending topicInternet users Friday were being urged to change all their passwords in the wake of a Cloudflare bug that could have leaked passwords, messages and more from website visits.
A Cloudflare service used by millions of websites to enhance security and performance said that it had fixed the flaw quickly after being alerted a week ago by Google researcher Tavis Ormandy."It turned out that in some unusual circumstances, our edge servers were running past the end of a buffer and returning memory that contained private information such as HTTP cookies, authentication tokens, HTTP POST bodies, and other sensitive data," Cloudflare chief technology

twitter urges users to change 'unmasked' passwords

Twitter did not specify how many passwords were exposed or how long the glitch made data vulnerable to snoopingTwitter on Thursday urged its more than 300 million users to change their passwords, saying they had been unintentionally "unmasked" inside the company by a software bug.
The social media site said it found no sign that hackers accessed the exposed data, but advised users to change their passwords to be safe.Twitter practice is to store passwords encrypted, or "hashed," so they are masked to even people inside the company, Twitter chief technology officer Parag Agrawal explained in a blog post."Due to a bug, passwords were written to an internal log before completing the hashing process," he said."We found this error ourselves, removed the passwords, and are implementing plans t

under armour reveals myfitnesspal data breach affecting 150 million users

Popular food and nutrition logging app MyFitnessPal, owned by Under Armour, has suffered a massive data breach. The company announced today that an estimated 150 million have been affected by the breach and may have had their data compromised…Sylvania HomeKit Light StripUnder Armour made the announcement on the MyFitnessPal website today, saying that it became aware of the breach on March 25th. The company says that an unauthorized party gained access to user data during February of this year:On March 25, 2018, we became aware that during February of this year an unauthorized party acquired data associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts.Now that it is aware of the breach, MyFitnessPal says it is working with data security firms and law enforcement authorities to further determine the natu

under armour reveals myfitnesspal data breach affecting 150 million users

Popular food and nutrition logging app MyFitnessPal, owned by Under Armour, has suffered a massive data breach. The company announced today that an estimated 150 million have been affected by the breach and may have had their data compromised…Sylvania HomeKit Light StripUnder Armour made the announcement on the MyFitnessPal website today, saying that it became aware of the breach on March 25th. The company says that an unauthorized party gained access to user data during February of this year:On March 25, 2018, we became aware that during February of this year an unauthorized party acquired data associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts.Now that it is aware of the breach, MyFitnessPal says it is working with data security firms and law enforcement authorities to further determine the natu

under armour reveals myfitnesspal data breach affecting 150 million users

Popular food and nutrition logging app MyFitnessPal, owned by Under Armour, has suffered a massive data breach. The company announced today that an estimated 150 million have been affected by the breach and may have had their data compromised…Sylvania HomeKit Light StripUnder Armour made the announcement on the MyFitnessPal website today, saying that it became aware of the breach on March 25th. The company says that an unauthorized party gained access to user data during February of this year:On March 25, 2018, we became aware that during February of this year an unauthorized party acquired data associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts.Now that it is aware of the breach, MyFitnessPal says it is working with data security firms and law enforcement authorities to further determine the natu

under armour reveals myfitnesspal data breach affecting 150 million users

Popular food and nutrition logging app MyFitnessPal, owned by Under Armour, has suffered a massive data breach. The company announced today that an estimated 150 million have been affected by the breach and may have had their data compromised…Sylvania HomeKit Light StripUnder Armour made the announcement on the MyFitnessPal website today, saying that it became aware of the breach on March 25th. The company says that an unauthorized party gained access to user data during February of this year:On March 25, 2018, we became aware that during February of this year an unauthorized party acquired data associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts.Now that it is aware of the breach, MyFitnessPal says it is working with data security firms and law enforcement authorities to further determine the natu

under armour reveals myfitnesspal data breach affecting 150 million users

Popular food and nutrition logging app MyFitnessPal, owned by Under Armour, has suffered a massive data breach. The company announced today that an estimated 150 million have been affected by the breach and may have had their data compromised…Sylvania HomeKit Light StripUnder Armour made the announcement on the MyFitnessPal website today, saying that it became aware of the breach on March 25th. The company says that an unauthorized party gained access to user data during February of this year:On March 25, 2018, we became aware that during February of this year an unauthorized party acquired data associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts.Now that it is aware of the breach, MyFitnessPal says it is working with data security firms and law enforcement authorities to further determine the natu

ancestry.com leaked data on 300,000 users

The ancestry and family tree website Ancestry.com revealed last week that data on 300,000 users, including email addresses, usernames, and passwords, was publicly exposed on one of its servers. Tony Blackham, the company’s Chief Information Security Officer, issued a statement shortly before the Christmas holiday noting that the user data was in a file publicly exposed on a server for RootsWeb, Ancestry.com’s community-driven genealogy site.In a post discussing the leak, Blackham wrote that “the vast majority of those were from free trial or currently unused accounts,” however, the data from roughly 55,000 users was also used on other Ancestry sites. In the worst cases, around 7,000 leaked email/password combinations were found to have matched the credentials for active Ancestry customers.

under armour data breach exposes 150m myfitnesspal accounts

Under Armour notified users of its MyFitnessPal app of a security breach affecting 150 million users on Thursday.Under Armour learned on March 25 that “an unauthorized party acquired data associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts in late February 2018,” the company said in a release. Four days later, Under Armour contacted MyFitnessPal users through email and the app’s messaging system. The company is requiring users to change their passwords and recommended they do so as soon as possible.Users’ usernames, email addresses and passwords were affected, but Under Armour says no payment information was affected by the data breach because it is collected and processed separately.To change your MyFitnessPal password, go to the app or website, click the “My Home” tab, then “Settings” and then “C

apple denies allegations a hacker group is holding 600m icloud accounts for rans

Apple has responded to claims that a hacker group obtained access to more than 600 million iCloud accounts. In a statement to Fortune, Apple said that there have not been any breaches to its systems and that its user data is safe.Mujjo Wallet iPhone 7 CaseApple says that the data hackers claim to have appears to be from “previously compromised third-party services.” The full statement from Apple is below:“There have not been any breaches in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud and Apple ID,” the spokesperson said. “The alleged list of email addresses and passwords appears to have been obtained from previously compromised third-party services.”Additionally, Apple explained that it will continue to “actively monitor” the situation and work with law enforcement to ensure that user data rem

apple denies allegations a hacker group is holding 600m icloud accounts for rans

Apple has responded to claims that a hacker group obtained access to more than 600 million iCloud accounts. In a statement to Fortune, Apple said that there have not been any breaches to its systems and that its user data is safe.Mujjo Wallet iPhone 7 CaseApple says that the data hackers claim to have appears to be from “previously compromised third-party services.” The full statement from Apple is below:“There have not been any breaches in any of Apple’s systems including iCloud and Apple ID,” the spokesperson said. “The alleged list of email addresses and passwords appears to have been obtained from previously compromised third-party services.”Additionally, Apple explained that it will continue to “actively monitor” the situation and work with law enforcement to ensure that user data rem

1password warns you off reusing leaked passwords

Making sure that we secure our various online identities with unique passwords can be a tough thing to do, but thankfully, we have password managers to help us out with that. These password managers have varying features but at the end of the day should all do the same thing: allow you to organize and store your passwords securely. 1Password is a service that’s frequently brought up in discussions about password managers, and today it’s adding a neat new feature that should help you make even better password decisions.Beginning today, 1Password will tell you if the password you’re thinking of using for a login has been leaked in the past. In addition to the usual “Copy, “Reveal,” and “Large Type” buttons you usually see next to an entry in your 1Password library, you’ll now see a fourth op

zomato reports data theft of 17 million users

Online restaurant guide and food ordering app Zomato today said about 17 million user records have been stolen from its database.The stolen information contains user email addresses and 'hashed' passwords but no payment information or credit card data has been stolen/leaked, Zomato said in a blogpost on its website.The startup's disclosure comes at a time when the world is grappling with the cyber attack by ransomware 'WannaCry', which has impacted IT networks in over 150 countries.Zomato said the data theft was discovered recently by its security team, without indicating the exact time or if it was related to the 'WannaCry' ransomware attack."Our team is actively scanning all possible breach vectors and closing any gaps in our environment. So far, it looks like an internal (human) securit

cloudflare security breach exposes data from uber, fitbit, okcupid among 3,400 w

Update 1: See list of sites below.Update 2: We received a brief statement from UberVery little Uber traffic goes through Cloudflare. Only a handful of tokens were involved and have since been changed. Passwords were not exposed.Update 3: OKCupid has made a similar statementCloudflare alerted us last night of their bug and we’ve been looking into its impact on OkCupid members. Our initial investigation has revealed minimal, if any, exposure. If we determine that any of our users has been impacted we will promptly notify them and take action to protect them.User data from 3,400 websites has been leaked and cached by search engines as a result of a bug in Cloudflare, a content delivery network. Sites affected over the course of several months include major ones like Uber, Fitbit and dating si

myheritage admits 92 million user email addresses were leaked

In a blog post, MyHeritage said the email addresses seemed to be the only tangible data the hackers accessed. The company doesn't store users' actual passwords; it transforms them into a jumble of characters, and performs the same operation when you enter your password to see if it matches the stored data.MyHeritage uses third-party payment companies like PayPal, so it doesn't store credit card details, and family tree and DNA data are stored in separate, more secure systems from the email addresses. The company noted there's no evidence the hackers used the breached data, nor does it believe any accounts were compromised as a result of the hack.There's an investigation into how the hack happened and MyHeritage is taking measures to avoid a repeat incident. It's also accelerating work on t

twitter asks more than 330 million users to change passwords after a glitch

Twitter Inc urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch caused some of them to be stored in plain text on its internal computer system.
The social network said it had fixed the glitch and that an internal investigation had found no indication passwords were stolen or misused by insiders, but it urged all users to consider changing their passwords “out of an abundance of caution.”
The blog did not say how many passwords were affected. But a person familiar with the company’s response said the number was “substantial” and that they were exposed for “several months.”Twitter discovered the bug a few weeks ago and has reported it to some regulators, said the person, who was not authorized to discuss the matter.
The disclosure comes as lawmakers and regul

personal data of 150 million myfitnesspal users accessed in breach

Accessed data included usernames, emails addresses, and hashed (encrypted) passwords. No payment info was breached.Under Armour detailed the steps it is taking in a notice to users:We are notifying MyFitnessPal users to provide information on how they can protect their data.We will be requiring MyFitnessPal users to change their passwords and urge users to do so immediately.We continue to monitor for suspicious activity and to coordinate with law enforcement authorities.We continue to make enhancements to our systems to detect and prevent unauthorized access to user information.The company also recommend that users change their password for any other account that used similar information as the MyFitnessPal info.

what it must do now that cloudflare leaked user data

Once an item is exposed on the internet, it’s there forever. Although content delivery network Cloudflare has fixed the problem in its code that resulted in leaking customer data across the web, the incident is far from over for the millions of websites that rely on the company for security and content optimization services.What makes this leak so odd and frustrating is that website administrators don’t actually know if their information was leaked or where it wound up. Although Cloudflare knows which customers were affected based on data found in search-engine-cached files, it doesn’t know what information was actually exposed or to whom. Cloudflare has more than 4 million clients, including governments, e-commerce sites, and financial services organizations, so the ripple effects could b

data leak exposed millions of time warner cable customers

You might not need to panic. BroadSoft tellsGizmodo that it locked down its Amazon data (Charter says it was taken down) and hasn't seen evidence that intruders accessed the information. Both BroadSoft and Charter say they're investigating and will take extra steps to address the situation if necessary. To be on the safe side, though, Charter is recommending that MyTWC owners change their user names and passwords.The exposure didn't include extremely sensitive info like credit card data or social security numbers, so the potential damage is relatively limited. However, it's not so much the specific threat as that the data was left exposed in the first place. It shows that companies are still making rookie mistakes when handling data, and suggests that they need to implement more stringent

twitter says bug caused user passwords to be stored in plaintext internal log

Twitter today has detailed an internal bug that saw passwords be stored in an internal unmasked log. While Twitter says that it sees no signs of breach or misuse, it’s recommending that users “consider changing” their passwords…Sylvania HomeKit Light StripTwitter explains that while it usually uses hashing to protect user passwords, a bug caused passwords to be written to an internal log before completing that hashing process. What’s important to note here is that the people who had access to this plaintext log were Twitter employees and the company doesn’t see any signs of wrongdoing or breach:We mask passwords through a process called hashing using a function known as bcrypt, which replaces the actual password with a random set of numbers and letters that are stored in Twitter’s system.D

twitter says bug caused user passwords to be stored in plaintext internal log

Twitter today has detailed an internal bug that saw passwords be stored in an internal unmasked log. While Twitter says that it sees no signs of breach or misuse, it’s recommending that users “consider changing” their passwords…Sylvania HomeKit Light StripTwitter explains that while it usually uses hashing to protect user passwords, a bug caused passwords to be written to an internal log before completing that hashing process. What’s important to note here is that the people who had access to this plaintext log were Twitter employees and the company doesn’t see any signs of wrongdoing or breach:We mask passwords through a process called hashing using a function known as bcrypt, which replaces the actual password with a random set of numbers and letters that are stored in Twitter’s system.D

twitter says bug caused user passwords to be stored in plaintext internal log

Twitter today has detailed an internal bug that saw passwords be stored in an internal unmasked log. While Twitter says that it sees no signs of breach or misuse, it’s recommending that users “consider changing” their passwords…Sylvania HomeKit Light StripTwitter explains that while it usually uses hashing to protect user passwords, a bug caused passwords to be written to an internal log before completing that hashing process. What’s important to note here is that the people who had access to this plaintext log were Twitter employees and the company doesn’t see any signs of wrongdoing or breach:We mask passwords through a process called hashing using a function known as bcrypt, which replaces the actual password with a random set of numbers and letters that are stored in Twitter’s system.D

twitter says bug caused user passwords to be stored in plaintext internal log

Twitter today has detailed an internal bug that saw passwords be stored in an internal unmasked log. While Twitter says that it sees no signs of breach or misuse, it’s recommending that users “consider changing” their passwords…Sylvania HomeKit Light StripTwitter explains that while it usually uses hashing to protect user passwords, a bug caused passwords to be written to an internal log before completing that hashing process. What’s important to note here is that the people who had access to this plaintext log were Twitter employees and the company doesn’t see any signs of wrongdoing or breach:We mask passwords through a process called hashing using a function known as bcrypt, which replaces the actual password with a random set of numbers and letters that are stored in Twitter’s system.D

twitter says bug caused user passwords to be stored in plaintext internal log

Twitter today has detailed an internal bug that saw passwords be stored in an internal unmasked log. While Twitter says that it sees no signs of breach or misuse, it’s recommending that users “consider changing” their passwords…Sylvania HomeKit Light StripTwitter explains that while it usually uses hashing to protect user passwords, a bug caused passwords to be written to an internal log before completing that hashing process. What’s important to note here is that the people who had access to this plaintext log were Twitter employees and the company doesn’t see any signs of wrongdoing or breach:We mask passwords through a process called hashing using a function known as bcrypt, which replaces the actual password with a random set of numbers and letters that are stored in Twitter’s system.D

find out if your password has been pwned—without sending it to a server

Enlarge/ Key on digital displayGetty Images | D3DamonShare this storyA new system that securely checks whether your passwords have been made public in known data breaches has been integrated into the widely used password manager, 1Password. This new tool lets customers find out if their passwords have been leaked without ever transmitting full credentials to a server.Security researcher Troy Hunt this week announced his new version of "Pwned Passwords," a search tool and list of more than 500 million passwords that have been leaked in data breaches. Users can access it online and developers can connect applications to it via an API.Within a day, the company AgileBits had integrated Hunt's new tool into the 1Password password manager. AgileBits' announcement describes how it works:Troy's ne

after facebook, another data breach: myfitnesspal app hits 150 mn accounts

The privacy of more hundreds of million people has been violated with yet another massive data breach in the world of technology.
MyFitnessPal, a popular fitness tracking app which allows users to monitor calorie intake and exercise routine, is the injured party this time.
An American giant in sportswear manufacturing, Under Armour, revealed that on March 25, it discovered unauthorised access that exposed or compromised 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts, according to the Forbes.
The company released a statement notifying about the issue of breach of privacy. The statement confirmed the breach and data theft associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts. However, the statement did not confirm the number of accounts compromised.
Talking more about the matter, it clarified, "The affected

meet greyhound.com, the site that doesn’t allow password changes

Enlarge/ This is what Greyhound.com e-mails you when you forget your password.Share this storyWhen it comes to websites with bad password policies, there's no shortage of bad actors. Sites—some operated by banks or other financial services—that allow eight- or even six-character passwords, sometimes even allowing letters to be entered in either upper- or lower-case? Yup. Sites that e-mail forgotten passwords in plaintext? Sadly, all the time. Ars largely stopped reporting on them because they're better covered by Twitter accounts like this one.But recently, I saw a site policy so bad I couldn't stay quiet. It's Greyhound.com, a site that among other things lets people book bus travel and redeem rewards for past trips. The site allows passwords as short as four characters—including 1234. An

twitter warns all users to change passwords following internal bug

In a blog post about the issue, Twitter suggests its users also use a strong password that's not used on other sites, enable two-factor authentication and use a password manager to keep track of unique passwords -- typical recommendations for online security. The company said that the password problem was uncovered recently, but didn't say exactly when or how long the passwords had been exposed."We are very sorry this happened," Twitter said. "We recognize and appreciate the trust you place in us, and are committed to earning that trust every day."

a spying service leaked personal data on millions of customers

According to Krebs on Security, the data was easily accessible and required no authentication. It was an "open database on the Web that allowed anyone to query up-to-the-minute mSpy records for both customer transactions at mSpy's site and for mobile phone data collected by mSpy's software," they said in a blog post.The breadth of data exposed was massive, from secure passwords to names, email addresses and uploaded Facebook and Whatsapp messages. When Krebs on Security notified the company of the data leak via its online chat service, the live chat support person reportedly blocked him. A representative of the company later reached out, thanking Krebs on Security for alerting them to the leak and saying that the data had since been taken down.But, as Krebs on Security points out, this is

more than 2,000 wordpress websites are infected with a keylogger

Enlarge/ A screenshot showing a keylogger extracting user names and passwords. It's currently infecting more than 2,000 WordPress websites.SucuriShare this storyMore than 2,000 websites running the open source WordPress content management system are infected with malware, researchers warned late last week. The malware in question logs passwords and just about anything else an administrator or visitor types.The keylogger is part of a malicious package that also installs an in-browser cryptocurrency miner that's surreptitiously run on the computers of people visiting the infected sites. Data provided here, here, and here by website search service PublicWWW showed that, as of Monday afternoon, the package was running on 2,092 sites.Website security firm Sucuri said this is the same malicious

more than 2,000 wordpress websites are infected with a keylogger

Enlarge/ A screenshot showing a keylogger extracting user names and passwords. It's currently infecting more than 2,000 WordPress websites.SucuriShare this storyMore than 2,000 websites running the open-source WordPress content management system are infected with malware, researchers warned late last week. The malware in question logs passwords and just about anything else an administrator or visitor types.The keylogger is part of a malicious package that also installs an in-browser cryptocurrency miner that's surreptitiously run on the computers of people visiting the infected sites. Data provided here, here, and here by website search service PublicWWW showed that, as of Monday afternoon, the package was running on 2,092 sites.Website security firm Sucuri said this is the same malicious

a popular fetish app stored passwords in plain text

While that more or less stops people from getting your login information from hacked databases, it doesn't protect you if someone already knows your password. Key-logging malware, social engineering, shoulder surfing: There are plenty of ways people can get your password without being an actual hacker. Two-factor authentication is a common roadblock, not only stopping unwanted logins but also alerting you that someone's trying to break in. Always turn it on, even if it feels like an inconvenience.Another way you can protect yourself is by applying the common sense rules of using awkward passwords that are different for every site and service. Password managers can help you here by generating ridiculously complex passwords for you, remembering them and logging you into services automaticall

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