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A security researcher says Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages that users have deleted, which could be illegal under new EU laws on RPGPs

When does "delete" really mean to delete? Not always, or even at all, if you are Twitter. Twitter keeps direct messages for years, including messages that you and others have deleted, but also data sent to and from accounts that… Continue Reading →

A researcher discovers what appears to be an unsecured facial recognition database of 2.5 million Uighur Muslims in China, with identity card data and near real-time GPS data

One of the facial recognition databases that the Chinese government uses to track the Muslim Uyghur population in the Xinjiang region has remained open on the Internet for months, a Dutch security researcher told ZDNet. The database belongs to a… Continue Reading →

A researcher discovers a remote exploit in Xiaomi's popular M365 scooter, used by Bird, Lime and others, allowing a hacker to install malware via Bluetooth and take control

The electric scooter fleets that have flooded the cities are alarming enough. Let's add cybersecurity issues to the list: Zimperium mobile security company researchers warn Xiaomi's M365 scooter model of a worrying bug. The flaw could allow an attacker to… Continue Reading →

Atrient, a vendor of casino rewards for casinos, reportedly ignored serious security concerns, and a researcher who discovered flaws was attacked by his chief of operations.

Following a serious disclosure of vulnerability affecting casinos around the world, a leader of casino technology provider Atrient assaulted the security researcher who exposed the vulnerability at the ICE conference in London. This is the story of a vulnerability disclosure… Continue Reading →

A researcher finds backdoor accounts "admin@kremlin.ru" on more than 2,000 exposed MongoDB databases that deal with financial transactions of companies operating in Russia

A Dutch security researcher fell on the Kremlin backdoor account that the government used to access local and foreign business servers operating in Russia. Also: MongoDB in 2019: Cloud, transactions and mobile The backdoor account was found in thousands of… Continue Reading →

Researcher: More than 24 million financial and banking documents, representing tens of thousands of loans and mortgages, have been left online by the Texan firm Ascension

A mine of more than 24 million bank and financial documents, representing tens of thousands of loans and mortgages from some of the largest banks in the United States, was found online after a server security crash. The server, which… Continue Reading →

According to a researcher, AIESEC, a non-profit organization claiming to be the "world's largest youth-led organization," has left 4 million applications from interns with sensitive information exposed online

AIESEC, a nonprofit organization that claims to be "the world's largest youth-led organization," has exposed over four million trainee applications containing personal and sensitive information on a server without a password. Bob Diachenko, an independent security researcher, discovered an unprotected… Continue Reading →

Researcher: Vulnerability in Marvell Wi-Fi SoC used in PS4, Xbox One, Surface, etc. tablets Allows the attacker to hijack devices without any user interaction

Detailed information about a vulnerability affecting the firmware of a widespread WiFi chipset deployed on a wide range of devices, such as laptops, smartphones, game consoles, routers, and Internet of Things devices ( IoT) have been published today. Discovered by… Continue Reading →

A researcher discovers that Voipo, a communications provider based in Lake Forest, Calif., Has left a server with millions of call logs, SMS and more exposed for months.

An unprotected server storing millions of call logs and text messages was left open for months before being discovered by a security researcher. If you thought you had heard this story before, you are not wrong. In November, Voxox, another… Continue Reading →

Researcher shows how much the ES File Explorer application exposes Android device data

Why does one of the most popular Android apps use a hidden web server in the background? ES File Explorer claims to have more than 500 million downloads under its belt since 2014, making it one of the most used… Continue Reading →

Google's "Knowledge Group" search results can be manipulated for users visiting the site via a specially crafted URL. A researcher says he talked about this problem to Google last year

Google search result handled Image: ZDNet A feature in the Google search engine allows threat actors to modify search results to promote political propaganda, oppressive opinions, or the promotion of false information. This feature, called "knowledge panel", is a box… Continue Reading →

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