Google stored G Suite passwords in plaintext

In today’s edition of privacy related topics, it is Google that apparently stored customer passwords in plaintext. Google didn’t disclose which (enterprise) customers have been affected, but was clear that improper access is out of question. With this recent incident, Google joins ranks of Facebook, Instagram, but also Twitter and LinkedIn. Google says it discovered […]

Instagram had private contact data scraped

Another week, another Facebook leak. This time an Instagram dataset with apparently scraped profile information was found online. A massive database containing contact information of millions of Instagram influencers, celebrities and brand accounts has been found online. The database, hosted by Amazon Web Services, was left exposed and without a password allowing anyone to look […]

Salesforce outage.

It appears Salesforce was shutting down its services May 17th 2019. Reason was a faulty configuration of scripting options, that allowed users to access to all their company’s Salesforce data. To prevent worse, Salesforce shut down. Salesforce said the script only impacted customers of Salesforce Pardot – a business-to-business (B2B) marketing-focused CRM.However, out of an […]

Phones Open to Attack through WhatsApp Flaw

Meanwhile, another flaw from the Facebook universe. While it appears it’s not immediately related to data leakage, it gives great potential to 3rd parties, though. On the upside, nobody will attribute it to Facebook this time. It’s a good opportunity to point out and recommend the alternatives to Whatsapp, in particular Signal and Threema. A […]

#Hackerangriffe

Weil es gerade in allen Medien heiss diskutiert wird: ein paar kleine Tips, wie man den schlimmsten Problemen im Internet ein bisschen vorbeugen kann und potentiellen Schaden vorbeugend eingrenzen kann. Wikipedia zu den Vorfällen dazu. PC und TelefonAlle System-Updates Zeitnah installieren Privatsphäre-Optionen auf allen Geräten nutzenBerechtigungen von Apps auf Telefonen und Tablets stark beschränken (Kontakte, […]