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    • #348460 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Catalin Cimpanu has (another) amazing scoop, on ZDNet: The first server contained most of the data, and belonged to Cultura Colectiva, a Mexico-based
      [See the full post at: Catalin Cimpanu: Over 540 million Facebook records found on exposed Amazon Web Service servers]

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    • #348463 Reply

      jabeattyauditor
      AskWoody Lounger

      The original report can be found on UpGuard’s site:  https://www.upguard.com/breaches/facebook-user-data-leak

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      • #348682 Reply

        anonymous

        The bigger surprise to me (than this report) is that the screenshots on the Upguard site show that Upguard is using Windows (if I’m not mistaken) to process and view this data.

        I wonder if that Windows machine is connected to the Internet, and if so, what protections does the “Upguard Cyber Risk team” take to lock down their machines to turn off telemetry?  Or do you think they’re using an enterprise version that doesn’t phone home as much or can be controlled?

    • #348505 Reply

      willygirl
      AskWoody Plus

      If ya know my favorite flicks and what toothpaste I like then you’re either sitting across the table in a real time friendly chat or we live together. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Not a FB user, bumper sticker says so.

      Win7 SP1 Home 64-bit, GrpA

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    • #348518 Reply

      CADesertRat
      AskWoody Plus

      The closest that I have ever gotten to Social Media (FB et al) are computer forums. Everyone that I know or have known (including my children) just look at me with a blank stare when I tell them that I don’t use any of the Social Media apps.

      Fortunately the article above (and many others) proves my point. Things are bad enough with cell phones and computers being hacked 🙂 and it’s interesting that everybody wants you to go to the “Cloud” but nobody seems to protect anything in the “Cloud” LOL.

      I guess I’m just an old school person in a fading era.

      Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
      4 Win 10 Pro currently 1809 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

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    • #348521 Reply

      anonymous

      The stock has been teflon in spite of all the breaches and revelations but the HUD lawsuit for housing discrimination may get their attention.

    • #348527 Reply

      OscarCP
      AskWoody Plus

      Interesting fact: Humans have been identifiably so for several hundreds of thousands of years and tens of thousands of generations (although new discoveries of fossils keep pushing that further into the past)

      Curious fact: Yet, in all that time and until about ten or fifteen years ago, nobody had heard of Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the commercial enablers of “let’s chat the hours away and show the whole world just how awesome we are” — the historically novel, socially acquired itch that has impelled those in-the-Cloud social networks to prominence. And nobody seemed to need badly enough having that kind of services either, at least that I can remember. Except, maybe, teenagers with unlimited access to their own telephone lines.

      Possibly Worrying fact: People using those networks are sharing more of their lives than they bargained for, courtesy of black hats that break into the huge server farms where their information is kept and steal it, something that makes the news repeatedly, as in the present case. Even those who do not belong to any of these social networks might consider whether someone they know might not have entered some of their personal information in their own accounts, so it is also kept in those servers.

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    • #348538 Reply

      willygirl
      AskWoody Plus

      @oscarcp Well everyone who knows me is aware of the ramifications if they sneak a photo to the world of yours truly going into Walmart in my pjs.

      Win7 SP1 Home 64-bit, GrpA

      • #348575 Reply

        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        WG: REALLY?!! The photo of ME IN WALMART IN YOUR PJS?

        Oh,WG:  how could you, why would you write that, and write it here of all places?

        What will Kirsty say about that when she reads it? Huh? What will she say?

        Where is that photo? Do you still have it? Give it to me ASAP!

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group B & macOS + Linux (Mint) => Win7 Group W(?) + Mac&Lx

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        • #348587 Reply

          willygirl
          AskWoody Plus

          Hahaha Oscar. 😁

          Win7 SP1 Home 64-bit, GrpA

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