Twitter said it locked President Donald Trump’s account after he shared the email address of a New York Post columnist on the social-media site Monday evening.
Trump praised a column by Miranda Devine in which she applauded the president, saying he pushed through his battle with COVID-19.
In a second, now deleted post, the president tweeted Devine’s email address, a move that Twitter confirmed to Business Insider violated its private-information policy.
Twitter said it prompted him to delete the tweet before his account could be unlocked.
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Twitter said it locked President Donald Trump’s account after he shared the email address of a columnist Monday evening.
The president posted a tweet praising and quoting a column in the New York Post by the journalist Miranda Devine that ran on Sunday night. In the column, Devine praised Trump, saying he overcame his battle with the
A serious security vulnerability in Grindr, the most popular dating app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people, has been discovered, which could have allowed anyone to infiltrate and take over a Grindr account simply by knowing the account holder’s email address.
As well as making it easy for bad actors to impersonate other people, the vulnerability would have given them easy access to potentially highly sensitive information, including the user’s HIV status, intimate pictures, dating history and sexual orientation.
In a blog post explaining how the vulnerability could be exploited, security researcher Troy Hunt described it as “one of the most basic account takeover techniques I’ve seen,” adding that “the ease of exploit is unbelievably low and the impact is obviously significant.”
He flagged the security flaw to Grindr after being tipped off by French security researcher Wassime Bouimadaghene, who had repeatedly tried to warn the company about it,
You would think a dating app that knows your sexuality and HIV status would take thorough precautions to keep that info protected, but Grindr has disappointed the world once again — this time, with a gobsmackingly egregious security vulnerability that could have let literally anyone who could guess your email address into your user account.
Luckily, French security researcher Wassime Bouimadaghene discovered the vulnerability, perhaps before it could be exploited, and it’s now been fixed.
Unluckily for Grindr, the company ignored his disclosures — until security researcher Troy Hunt (of Have I Been Pwned) and journalist Zack Whittaker (of TechCrunch) each confirmed the issue and wrote about it.
The details need to be seen to be believed (so please look at the image below) but the short version is this: if you put an email address into Grindr’s password reset form, it would send a message back to your
With attempted account takeover rates skyrocketing 282 percent year-over-year, new data shows consumers place account security burden on businesses
Consumers Are Constantly At Risk
Consumers aren’t ignorant about the dangers of account takeover, and when we asked those who’ve experienced ATO where their credentials were hacked, social media and digital e-commerce sites topped the list. But the rest of the internet is cause for concern, too, with fraudsters finding victims everywhere from financial services platforms to food delivery apps and dating sites.
A new Viewpoint piece published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society examines the ways in which COVID-19 disproportionately impacts historically disadvantaged communities of color in the United States, and how baseline inequalities in our health system are amplified by the pandemic. The authors also discuss potential solutions.
In “COVID-19 Racial/Ethnic Inequities in Acute Care and Critical Illness Survivorship,” Ann-Marcia Tukpah, MD, MPH, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and co-authors discuss how the legacies of structural racism, unequal resource investment and systems that perpetuate health disparities disproportionately impact individuals from the African American, Latinx, and Navajo Nation communities.
“We hope to draw attention to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on pre-existing health care disparities and inequities, with a focus on long-term care access,” said Dr. Tukpah. “We also hope to spark discussion of how individual clinicians and health care systems can