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Facebook Exposes Passwords

Is your information at risk?

  • 30 April 2019
  • Author: SIM2K
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In our April issue of SIMformation we look at the revelation that Facebook left user passwords on a network server in an open (not encrypted) file.  Any of the 20,000 Facebook employees  on their network could have accessed this data and done whatever with it.  So, is your information at risk and what steps can you take to guard your personal data?  We have tips.  In the "just desserts" category, a scammer has been sentenced for bilking Google and Facebook out of more than $100 million by issuing phony invoices.  At least there is some justice out their for the "bad guys."  We also look at Apple's decision to table their Air Power wireless charger product, and discuss on-line privacy and a poll from Malwarebytes on how people feel about their on-line actions - where do you compare?  Finally, we discuss the concerns in the IT industry that Ransomware is being used to cover other hacks and exploits, as the "fix" for ransomware is often "wipe and reload" meaning all old data, logs and files are erased before re-loading backups.  Some experts believe that this plays into the hands of those people doing more than just looking for some bitcoin ransoms. We have the full story, plus our usual wrap-up of news you can use.

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