Groupon Leaks Entire Indian User Database

The entire user database of Groupon’s Indian subsidiary Sosasta.com was accidentally published to the Internet and indexed by Google. The database includes the e-mail addresses and clear-text passwords of the site’s 300,000 users. It was discovered by Australian security consultant Daniel Grzelak as he searched for publicly accessible databases containing e-mail address and password pairs. […]

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Facebook exposed user data to advertisers

Facebook accidentally left a door open for advertisers to access profiles, pictures, chat and other private data at the social network, US computer security firm Symantec says. Symantec discovered that certain Facebook applications leaked tokens that act essentially as “spare keys” for accessing profiles, reading messages, posting to walls or other actions. Facebook applications are […]

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