Mashable: Popular e-card site has a bug that lets anyone access user photos

Mashable: Popular e-card site has a bug that lets anyone access user photos. “Card Factory, a popular UK-based greeting card business, stores some of its customers’ data in an insecure way, letting anyone access their photos with an incredibly simple URL trick. The site was notified about the issue on October 8 and hasn’t fixed it or alerted its customers about it in a week, Mashable has learned.”

TechCrunch: Garmin-owned navigation unit exposed thousands of boat owners’ data

TechCrunch: Garmin-owned navigation unit exposed thousands of boat owners’ data. “Navionics, an electronic navigational chart maker owned by tech giant Garmin, has secured an exposed database that contained hundreds of thousands of customer records. The MongoDB database wasn’t secured with a password, allowing anyone who knew where to look to access and download the data.”

Ars Technica: Google+ users, upset over data leak, sue Google

From Ars Technica, and to absolutely nobody’s surprise: Google+ users, upset over data leak, sue Google. “It was only a matter of time—the same day that Google announced it was shutting down Google+ in the wake of a data leak, two users filed a proposed class-action lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco, saying that their privacy had been violated.”

Washington Post: Laughing at the Google+ bug? You’re making a big mistake.

Washington Post: Laughing at the Google+ bug? You’re making a big mistake.. “A vulnerability in Google’s software has led to the potential exposure of information belonging to half a million accounts on its social network, Google+, the company acknowledged Monday — to which many people joked: Who cares? This is a logic trap. Do not fall for it.”

Bleeping Computer: Data Management Firm Exposes 445 Million Records

Bleeping Computer: Data Management Firm Exposes 445 Million Records. “A database with over 200GB of data was found on a server left defenseless and open to public query, to anyone knowing where to find it. The storage included about 445 million customer records from Veeam, a Swiss-based company that provides intelligent data management services for virtual, physical and cloud infrastructures.”

ZDNet: Spyware firm SpyFone leaves customer data, recordings exposed online

ZDNet: Spyware firm SpyFone leaves customer data, recordings exposed online. “No matter the user, you would think that the companies responsible for developing spyware would do their utmost to protect the information collected on behalf of their customers. However, it appears that an oversight by spyware developer SpyFone has led to the online leak of terabytes of data belonging not just to customers but also their targets.”