Today, Krebs on Security has revealed that Facebook was storing between 200 and 600 million Facebook users passwords in plain text, going back to as early as 2012. While Facebook claims to have found no indication that the passwords were abused, an insider speaking to Krebs on Security claims around 2,000 developers made around 9 million queries against the logs, returning data which contained these plain text passwords.
An anonymous source reportedly spoke to Krebs on Security about the subject, explaining that the passwords were stored unencrypted — pretty much the single biggest “no-no” in password-based security — as part of recorded logs for some applications. [...]
Nokia left Chinese telecom code on the international model of the phone.
For the past couple of years, Nokia’s been establishing itself as one of the go-to brands for high-quality, reliable mid-range smartphones. The Nokia 7 Plus, one of Nokia’s many handsets, was released in February 2018 to widely positive reviews. However, as reported by Norwegian site NRK, it was accidentally sending user data to Chinese servers.
It’s hard to believe now, but Gmail’s interface revamp is almost a year old now. Really. One of the main features of the updated email service was a “confidential mode” that let senders set expiry dates on certain emails, require verification on the recipient’s end before being able to open the message, and restrict them from forwarding or printing the content. Until now, confidential mode was only available to personal Gmail users, but it’s just launched in beta to GSuite customers. Read More
Gmail’s confidential mode now available to GSuite accounts as beta was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
As many websites make their money from tracking and advertising, especially advertising targeted to individuals based on their web activity, Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode can help give users a sense of privacy by temporarily disconnecting from their Google, Facebook, and Amazon accounts. For those who use Incognito this way, you may be shocked to know that Chrome has long had a flaw that can be abused by web developers to detect whether you’re using Incognito Mode. According to a set of new code changes, Google is finally looking to fix this issue.