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YouPorn Data Breach Exposes Usernames, Emails
Last Updated on Monday, 2 April 2012 05:25 Written by Celframe Security Team Sunday, 29 July 2012 06:13
Thousands of usernames and emails from members of porn site YouPorn were posted online
The breach occured at an outsourced service within YouPorn called YP Chat, according to an official statement from YouPorn's parent company, Luxemburg-based Manwin Holding SARL. The chat feature has been disabled until investigations are complete, but the main website is still up and running.
"The investigation revealed that poor security practices resulted in YP Chat's unencrypted daily user logs being left in an unsecured public directory," Brad Black, vice president of YouPorn operations, said in a blog post. "As the logs maintained daily records, users that accessed their YP Chat accounts on a recurring basis would have their activity appear in countless log files. This resulted in some media outlets over inflating the number of affected users, where in actual fact the number of unique users affected was several thousand, not millions [as initially reported]."
The attacker posted 6,433 usernames and emails on Pastebin, a popular dumping ground for cyber attackers. No credit card information was compromised, and some of the user information appears to be duplicated.
Black recommended that users immediately change their username/password combo for any other website on which they used the same data as their YP Chat account. Why? As Sophos' Graham Cluley notes at Naked Security, "If your YouPorn password is now known, hackers might try that same password against your email address, your PayPal account, your Amazon account, and many of other online resources."
Embarrassingly, about 10 days earlier another Manwin-owned porn site, Brazzers, was breached to expose the emails, usernames, and encrypted passwords of more than 350,000 of its users. The attack was claimed by a 17-year-old living in Morocco who allied himself with Anonymous, AP reports.
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IWF Awareness Day
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 08:36 Written by Celframe Security Team Tuesday, 24 April 2012 06:13
AOL is a longtime member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), an organization devoted to minimizing the availability of illegal online content, particularly child sexual abuse images. The IWF is a UK-based organization and is not well-known in the U.S., but their tremendous work in combating online child sexual abuse is realized worldwide.
The IWF was launched on December 1, 1996 as an independent self-regulating body funded by the European Union and member companies from the online industry. It serves as the UK reporting Hotline for images of child sexual abuse hosted anywhere in the world and UK-hosted extreme adult pornography and non-photographic images of child sexual abuse.
When child sexual abuse content is found and hosted within the UK, it is shared with the police and removed within hours. When it is hosted abroad, it is shared with a corresponding Hotline in the host country and with law enforcement.
The Internet Watch Foundation marks 15 years
To coincide with Awareness Day, the IWF is celebrating its 15th anniversary. There have been a number of milestones that mark both the growth and the progress of the organization since it first launched in 1996.
In 1996 the IWF had five funding members. Now they have more than 100.They started out with just four staff and a UK focus. They now have 16 employees and a global influence tackling online child sexual abuse images.The number of web addresses reported to the IWF has increased enormously. In their first year they had assessed 1,300 URLs. In 2010 they assessed more than 48,000.In 2005 they received their 100,000th report to the Hotline.A total of 87,000 child sexual abuse webpages have been removed in 15 years.
The IWF will only continue to grow and adapt as they work to combat child sexual abuse content on the Internet regardless of where it is hosted. They are committed to reducing the availability of such content which helps to prevent the revictimization of the children involved and to protect us, the general public, from coming across such horrific content. This is their priority.
To learn more about the IWF, see http://www.iwf.org.uk/.
Personal map of 2.5m GPS data points, 3.5 years in the making
Last Updated on Monday, 26 March 2012 05:46 Written by Celframe Web Team Wednesday, 28 March 2012 09:43
Aaron Parecki, co-creator of location platform Geoloqi, has collected his location every few seconds for over three years. He put his data on a map.
Approximately one GPS point was recorded every 2-6 seconds when I was moving, and these images represent about 2.5 million total GPS points. Collectively, they represent a data portrait of my life: everywhere I’ve been and the places I’ve been most frequently. The map is colored by year, so you can see how my footprint changes over the years, depending on where I live.
We've seen projects like this a few times before (Hey, Andy, where's your 2011 map?), but the longevity still surprises me, in a good way. (I think I've got this quantified self thing for the masses figured out. Don't even bother mentioning tracking, self-improvement, or the gadgets. Just show them stuff like this and attach some sentimental value, and there you go.)