Nov 19

Threat Intelligence: Instagram Exposes Passwords in Plaintext

The popular social media photo sharing app Instagram has recently patched a bug in their website that accidentally exposed some of their users’ passwords in plaintext. The bug resides in the new “Download Your Data” feature. This new feature allows the user to download a copy of all the data they have shared with the site, including comments, posts, photos, and other information.

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Nov 15

Threat Intelligence: Bitcoin Giveaway Scam Targets Google

The Google Twitter account for its G Suite cloud subsidiary, which has more than 800,000 followers, has been the most recent target of a growing Bitcoin scam. Many have been asking Twitter to intervene due to the increasing success of these attacks and the growing ability for hackers to compromise verified Twitter accounts. When these accounts are accessed, attackers tweet out a falsified 10,000 Bitcoin giveaway, which equates to around $62,000 dollars.

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Feb 21

Social Media: The Overlooked Critical Infrastructure of Chinese Manufacturing

It is no doubt that social media has a hold on people around the world, but it has an especially mesmerizing effect on the factory workers of China’s migrant manufacturing towns. 

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