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Unencrypted SMS database found online, exposing millions of US text messages

betanews Monday, 2 December 2019 ()
A huge database of text messages and user data has been discovered online, completely unprotected and free for anyone to browse. Found by researchers from vpnMentor, the database belongs to US communications company, TrueDialog. Among the exposed data are not only tens of millions of SMS messages, but also private information including usernames and passwords. See also: OnePlus suffers data breach, exposing personal details of online store customers Google is under investigation over its data collection practices Database containing details of nearly half a million gamers exposed in security lapse The Texas-based company provides SMS services to educational establishments and… [Continue Reading]
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Millions of Phone Texts Have May Been Leaked Online. News of the leak came from a team at online privacy company vpnMentor this past weekend. According to vpnMentor, millions of private SMS text messages in a database were exposed. In terms of whose responsible, it adds that text messaging firm...

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