Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firms

Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firms

The fingerprints of over 1 million people, as well as facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and personal information of employees, was discovered on a publicly accessible database for a company used by the likes of the UK Metropolitan police, defence contractors and banks.

Fortune 500 giant Tech Data exposed customer and billing data

Fortune 500 giant Tech Data exposed customer and billing data

The Fortune 500 information technology giant secured an exposed server shortly after researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar found and reported the leaking data.

Security lapse exposed private Theta photos

Security lapse exposed private Theta photos

Millions of photos taken by Theta camera owners — some private and unlisted — were left exposed after security researchers found an open database without a password.

Thousands of industrial refrigerators can be remotely defrosted, thanks to default passwords

Thousands of industrial refrigerators can be remotely defrosted, thanks to default passwords

More than 7,000 vulnerable temperature controlled systems , manufactured by U.K.-based firm Resource Data Management, are accessible from the internet and can be controlled by simply plugging in its default password found in documentation on the company’s website, according to Noam Rotem, one of the security researchers who found the vulnerable systems.