Exposure

Smart cities with not-so-smart security — again!

Smart cities are a very hot topic these days as we have seen reports of facial detection and state surveillance in China as well as other Asian countries and Ecuador. Recently we have also seen news about an Alibaba-owned project called City Brain that has   advanced video and processing ability for facial detection, real-time...

Baby’s First Data Breach: App Exposes Baby Photos, Videos

Jeremy Kirk reports on a data leak: Picture this: A short video features a bundled baby, snoring gently, who flashes a couple of involuntary, sleepy smiles as someone sings a lullaby. Unfortunately, that video is one of what appear to be thousands of baby videos and images that are being left unsecured and exposed...

London: New data leak exposes owners of 400,000 anonymous companies

Richard L. Cassin reports: Millions of documents leaked from a corporate services firm with a posh London address are helping journalists unmask owners of secret offshore companies and the alleged criminal activities of some of those owners. The information about the secret companies was leaked from Formations House. The firm does business from a...

A billion medical images are exposed online, as doctors ignore warnings

Zack Whittaker reports on a problem that has been documented and headlined, but continues to grow instead of shrink: …. Greenbone found 24 million patient exams storing more than 720 million medical images in September, which first unearthed the scale of the problem as reported by ProPublica. Two months later, the number of exposed servers had...

College Athlete Recruiting Software Exposed Students’ Medical Info, Grades

Joseph Cox reports: Front Rush, a technology company that provides services to college athletics programs, exposed a server containing more than 700,000 files to the open internet, including college athletes’ medical records, performance reports, driver licenses, and other personal information. Front Rush works with over 30,000 coaches and 9,500 teams according to its website. The...