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Poshmark Breach

In today's breach news, Poshmark disclosed "data from some Poshmark users was acquired by an unauthorized third party." Poshmark is a social commerce marketplace where people in the United States can buy and sell new or used clothing, shoes, and accessories. It's unclear exactly According the the official disclosure release on Poshmark's website (see https://blog.poshmark.com/2019/08/01/important-security-notice-from-poshmark/)...
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Pearson Exposes Student Data

Education software company Pearson, exposed data on at least 100,000 students across more than 13,000 schools and universities. The breach itself was in November of 2018, and discovered in March, but only announced in August, underscoring the challenges companies have with identifying, remedying and communicating breaches. First and last names, email addresses, and dates of...
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Capital One AWS Breach

The story of the hacker who got hold of 100 million Capital One credit applications and accounts keeps getting bigger. First there's the breach itself -- the woman who hacked her way into the AWS S3 buckets openly talked about her exploits on Twitter and Slack with enough details to make it pretty clear what...
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Facebook will pay $5 BILLION for Cambridge Analytica Breach

The FTC announced that it will fine Facebook $5 Billion (yes that's with a "B") and subject the company to new regulations based on the Cambridge Analytica breach where millions of users data was harvested and targeted for political campaigning.  To date, this is the most expensive fine levied against a company for breaching personal...
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Facebook Kids App let's Kids talk to Strangers

Facebook's Messenger Kids App was designed so "Kids can only connect with parent-approved contacts" only it wasn't true. Due to a flaw in privacy settings, kids were able to end up in group chats with unapproved people. While this is obviously a massive #COPPA issue, it's also just a plain old trust issue... When it...
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Securing APIs - The Foundation of Digital Transformation

APIs have become the basic building block of business. It’s how companies share data with partners and engage their customers, and it’s the foundational element for any corporation undergoing a digital transformation. APIs have become the critical component for exchanging data between all types of entities. Users Business partners Other services/APIs Smart devices/things Databases APIs...
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