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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 06:59 PM

'Hundreds of millions of people' may have had their text messages exposed online, researchers say

Some of your text messages may have been left exposed on the internet for the world to see.

A database housing millions of private SMS text messages was left open online for an extended period of time, a team of researchers at the online privacy company vpnMentor said Sunday. The Texas-based text messaging firm TrueDialog is thought to be responsible for the leak, the cybersecurity experts said.

The database contained access information to online medical services along with passwords and usernames to websites such as Google and Facebook.

The researchers warn that "millions of Americans are at risk." The team was able to access the text messages because the logs were "completely unsecured and unencrypted," the team said in a blog post.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/hundreds-of-millions-of-people-may-have-had-their-text-messages-exposed-online-researchers-say/ar-BBXBZEp

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Reply 'Hundreds of millions of people' may have had their text messages exposed online, researchers say (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sunday OP
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 07:47 PM

1. I hope the one that my lady sent me, complimenting me about

last night's sex and similar stuff, wasn't exposed.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 07:52 PM

2. Just another reason

I refuse to text.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 11:26 PM

3. So now the whole world knows that...

... I asked my sister to bring the rolls to Thanksgiving dinner. I'm devastated! Positively devastated.

So who, in their right mind, would text out something they wanted to have kept private? Don't they know what the word "broadcast" means? In the Internet age the expectation of privacy in electronic communications is a joke. Face to face, pencil to paper, that's how privacy is maintained.

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