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IoT Connected Stuffed Animals Leak Millions of Accounts Private Information

IoT Connected Stuffed Animals Leak Millions of Accounts Private Information

With the rise of the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), more and more everyday devices are becoming connected to the web as a means to make a more personalized product experiment. Today, we have IoT connected watches, televisions, and even kitchen appliances like refrigerators or coffee makers. As convenient as these devices can be, they can pose a serious threat to a user’s personal information if the security behind the device is lackluster. Such is the case with CloudPet, a IoT connected stuffed animal that lets children and their loved ones communicate with each other through an app, which exposed the personal data of thousands of accounts.

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Spam Company Accidently Leaks 1.37 Billion Email Addresses

Spam Company Accidently Leaks 1.37 Billion Email Addresses

A company known as River City Media (RCM) has accidently leaked the email addresses of 1.37 billion users due to the failure of setting up a password protection on their remote backup storage. In addition to email addresses, the database also included thousands of real names, IP addresses, and even physical addresses. In all, some 200GB of data had been exposed for several months, leaving it vulnerable to cyberattacks.

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Cloudbleed: The Internet’s Newest Security Bug

Cloudbleed: The Internet’s Newest Security Bug

There are thousands of breaches of information every year, threatening our personal information and sensitive data. On Feb 23rd, news of a brand-new bug known as Cloudbleed dropped. This bug has affected thousands of sites, potentially leaking out the sensitive information of their users, according to a new report by CNET. Here is a quick guide to understanding exactly what Cloudbleed is, and how it may have affected you and your company.

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