In a year that’s seen bigger breaches than ever before, it’s time to really consider alternative security measures and improving security for the future.
Evernote is back up but keeping close watch, and Feedly has publicly acknowledged an attempted extortion from its attacker.
Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest users who have recently contacted customer support for their accounts should be on the lookout for suspicious emails. Zendesk, which provides customer service software for all three social media sites, has reported a security breach.
If you’re a TripAdvisor member, now is a good time to check your in-box, and your member password.
To error is human and Tumblr admits a human being made the mistake which led to the exposure of “sensitive server configuration information”, but not the rumored disclosure of users’ login details. The platform fixed the situation just a few hours after its detection and is now reviewing its dealings to make sure similar calamities are prevented.
The popular microblogging platform Tumblr was hit by a security breach on Saturday, potentially revealing users’ personal information as well as passwords, server IP addresses and API keys.