Friday, February 24, 2017

New leak exposes a trove of personal passwords and sensitive info

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Cloudflare, one of the giants of internet security responsible for keeping the websites we all visit safe, is itself the source of a vulnerability that has the potential to rival the Heartbleed bug of 2014. And to make things worse, we don't even know the full extent of the damage yet. 

Let's get this out of the way early: Change your passwords. Starting with Uber, Ok Cupid, Yelp, Fitbit, and Authy. But if you don't use the services, don't get complacent. There's a long list of sites that could be affected, and new ones are bound to be added, so stay vigilant. 

The leak, being referred to as "Cloudbleed," is a vulnerability that has divulged everything from passwords to private messages on dating sites, hotel bookings and other personal info. And to make things more terrifying, even sites that don’t use the company's service but have a lot of Cloudflare users could have compromised data on their servers. Read more...

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