Google Has Stored Some Passwords in Plaintext Since 2005

WIRED Threat Level

On the heels of embarrassing disclosures from Facebook and Twitter, Google reveals its own password bugs—one of which lasted 14 years. Security Security / Security News

Google Stored G Suite Passwords in Plaintext Since 2005


Google said it had stored G Suite enterprise users' passwords in plain text since 2005 marking a giant security faux pas. Cloud Security G Suite Gmail google google cloud google security Password password store plain text


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The Intranet Imperative (2005)


I wrote this in June 2005. The history of intranets is one of a slow burn of adoption (or innovation, if you like). But the pace of technology change is increasing , email is being challenged. is it time now to dust off the intranet imperative and think about about where we go next? What exactly is an intranet? The nature of intranets is changing.

Vancouver property tax records to 2005 now available at the Archives

Archives Blogs

We are pleased to announce that after a significant transfer of records from the Revenue Services Department, the Archives can now make available property tax records up to 2005. We have an almost-complete set of tax statements for the years 1976 to 2005 (1991 has yet to make its way to us), and the records include a variety of indexes that provide entry points to the records, which are organised by Tax account number.

Tata Power Attack Linked to Bug in Nearly 20-Year-Old Server

Data Breach Today

Attackers targeted Boa servers, which were discontinued in 2005, to compromise Tata and other critical infrastructure organizations around the world

FFIEC Final Authentication Guidance

Data Breach Today

The Final FFIEC Guidance has been issued and its main intent is to reinforce the 2005 Guidance's risk management framework and update the Agencies' expectations regarding customer authentication, layered security, or other controls in the increasingly hostile online environment

This is the old ChiefTech blog.: Now blogging on the E2EF blog


Thursday, 14 February 2008 Now blogging on the E2EF blog It feels a little odd - having been blogging here on my own since 2005 - but I just made my first post to the Enterprise 2.0 This is the old ChiefTech blog. Nice of you to drop in and visit. However, you need to come over and see my new blog at ©2005-2009. ©2005-2009. Disclaimer: Information on this blog is of a general nature and represents my own independent opinion.

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Meet the Administrators of the RSOCKS Proxy Botnet

Krebs on Security

Stanx said he was a longtime member of several major forums, including the Russian hacker forum Antichat (since 2005), and the Russian crime forum Exploit (since April 2013). Authorities in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K.

Threat actors exploit discontinues Boa web servers to target critical infrastructure

Security Affairs

The experts pointed out that Boa has been discontinued since 2005. ” Microsoft experts explained that despite Boa being discontinued in 2005, many vendors across a variety of IoT devices and popular software development kits (SDKs) continue to use it.

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Body Found in Canada Identified as Neo-Nazi Spam King

Krebs on Security

In 2005, AOL won a $12.8 The body of a man found shot inside a burned out vehicle in Canada three years ago has been identified as that of Davis Wolfgang Hawke , a prolific spammer and neo-Nazi who led a failed anti-government march on Washington, D.C. in 1999, according to news reports.

The Link Between AWM Proxy & the Glupteba Botnet

Krebs on Security

ru’s original WHOIS records, which shows it was assigned in 2005 to a “private person” who used the email address ru)was registered in 2005 to two men, one of whom was named Dmitry Sergeevich Starovikov.

'It can't be true.' Inside the chip industry's meltdown

Information Management Resources

Researchers began writing about the potential for security weaknesses at the heart of central processing units, or CPUs, at least as early as 2005. Hardware and software Data security Cyber security Intel

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15-Year-Old Malware Proxy Network VIP72 Goes Dark

Krebs on Security

An ad circa 2005 for A311 Death, a powerful banking trojan authored by “Corpse,” the administrator of the early Russian hacking clique Prodexteam.

Adapture Awarded Smartsheet Platinum Solution Partner Status


Founded in 2005, Smartsheet enables individuals and teams to become high achievers by creating innovative work management solutions, mobilizing a passionate and diverse global team, and redefining the possibilities of work management, empowering people to do amazing things.

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CISA adds 66 new flaws to the Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

Security Affairs

The oldest flaws in the set of 66 recently added issues are dated back to 2005. The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) added 66 new flaws to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog. The U.S.

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What Financial Institutions Should Know About the Capital One Data Breach


The sheer scope of this incident shows how the fallout from this breach could be unknown for years: “Consumers and small businesses who applied for Capital One credit cards from 2005 through early 2019 are most at risk,” the company revealed. The Capital One data breach was a harsh reminder for financial institutions and their customers that data breaches are an all too common occurrence growing at scale each time the next one hits.

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Archivists and Records Managers, part 8

The Schedule

In 2005, two people working in Records and Archives at the World Health Organisation — Ineke Deserno and Donna Kynaston — had this to say about the intersection of records management and archival work: “A records management program is indispensable for an archives program. ” [from “A Records Management Program that Works for Archives,” Information Management Journal (May/June 2005): 60-62].

Canon publicly confirms August ransomware attack and data breach

Security Affairs

The hackers accessed company file servers that contained information about current and former employees from 2005 to 2020 and their beneficiaries and dependents.

Real-Time Attacks Against Two-Factor Authentication

Schneier on Security

I wrote about this exact attack in 2005 and 2009. Attackers are targeting two-factor authentication systems: Attackers working on behalf of the Iranian government collected detailed information on targets and used that knowledge to write spear-phishing emails that were tailored to the targets' level of operational security, researchers with security firm Certfa Lab said in a blog post.

Cuts to skilled immigration degrade a U.S. strength

Information Management Resources

Between 1995 and 2005, immigrants started more than half of the new businesses in Silicon Valley. As of 2011, more than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were started by immigrants or their children. H-1B visas Hardware and software Data science

Google Glitch Left Passwords Unprotected for 14 Years

Adam Levin

Google announced a glitch that stored unencrypted passwords belonging to several business customers, a situation that had been exploitable since 2005. In a blog post released this week, the company admitted the passwords of “some” of its G Suite customers had been stored on internal servers without cryptographic protection, also known as a hash. This issue has been fixed and, again, we have seen no evidence of improper access to or misuse of the affected passwords.

SAML: Still Going Strong After Two Decades

eSecurity Planet

In 2005, the open standard consortium OASIS released SAML 2.0 In 2005, OASIS released 2.0, SAML is an open standard facilitating the communication and verification of credentials between identity providers and service providers for users everywhere.

Experts devised a new attack to bypass Microsoft PatchGuard

Security Affairs

The feature was first introduced in 2005 with the x64 editions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1. A security researcher discovered a bug in PatchGuard Windows security feature that can allow loading unsigned malicious code into the Windows kernel.

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Efficient QR codes

Imperial Violet

The 2005 edition changed that to be ISO/IEC 8859-1 (i.e. One thing to note is that the QR spec (ISO/IEC 18004:2005) has a whole section on “structured append” mode, where multiple QR codes can be combined into one. QR codes seem to have won the battle for 2D barcodes, but they're not just a bag of bits inside. Their payload is a series of segments , each of which can have a different encoding.

Capital One discovered more customers’ SSNs exposed in 2019 hack

Security Affairs

The security breach data breach took place on March 22nd and 23rd, the hacker accessed information of customers who had applied for a credit card between 2005 and 2019. More clients of Capital One have been impacted in the 2019 data breach, the US bank is notifying them of their SSNs exposure.

Iran announced to have foiled massive cyberattacks on public services

Security Affairs

Stuxnet is a malicious computer worm developed to target SCADA systems that were first uncovered in 2010, but researchers believe its development began at least in 2005. .

New French Data Protection Act and Implementing Decree Take Force

Hunton Privacy

The adaption of French law to the new EU data protection framework was conducted in various stages: The French Data Protection Act of January 6, 1978, was first amended by a law dated June 20, 2018, while its implementing Decree of October 20, 2005, was amended by a Decree of August 1, 2018. On June 1, 2019, New Decree No. 2019-536 (the “Implementing Decree”) took force, enabling the French Data Protection Act, as amended by an Ordinance of December 12, 2018, likewise to enter into force.

SEC warns of investment scams related to Hurricane Ida

Security Affairs

“For example, the SEC brought a number of enforcement actions against individuals and companies who made false and misleading statements about alleged business opportunities in light of damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Episode 229: BugCrowd’s Casey Ellis On What’s Hot In Bug Hunting

The Security Ledger

Programs like iDefense Labs Vulnerability Contributor Program (VCP) (launched in 2002) and TippingPoint’s Zero Day Initiative (2005) were accused -at the time- of incentivizing the work of criminals and bad actors. .

Capital One Data Theft Impacts 106M People

Krebs on Security

“The largest category of information accessed was information on consumers and small businesses as of the time they applied for one of our credit card products from 2005 through early 2019,” the statement continues. Federal prosecutors this week charged a Seattle woman with stealing data from more than 100 million credit applications made with Capital One Financial Corp.

MY TAKE: Log4j’s big lesson – legacy tools, new tech are both needed to secure modern networks

The Last Watchdog

SIEMs failed to live up to their hype in the decade after they were first introduced in 2005. Log4j is the latest, greatest vulnerability to demonstrate just how tenuous the security of modern networks has become. Related: The exposures created by API profileration. Log4j, aka Log4Shell, blasted a surgical light on the multiplying tiers of attack vectors arising from enterprises’ deepening reliance on open-source software.

A 16-year-old bug (CVE-2021-3438) in printer driver affects millions of printers worldwide

Security Affairs

The discovery was casually made several months ago, while experts were configuring a brand new HP printer, and noticed that an old printer driver from 2005 called SSPORT.SYS was triggering an alert by Process Hacker.

NEW TECH: Exabeam positions SIEM technology to help protect IoT, OT systems

The Last Watchdog

Security information and event management systems — SIEMs — have been around since 2005, but their time may have come at last.

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MY TAKE: Equipping SOCs for the long haul – automation, edge security solidify network defenses

The Last Watchdog

Security information and event management systems — SIEMs — came along in about 2005 to screen all incoming data packets and kick out alerts to anything that seemed suspicious. Network security is in the throes of a metamorphosis. Advanced technologies and fresh security frameworks are being implemented to deter cyber attacks out at the services edge, where all the action is. Related: Automating security-by-design in SecOps. This means Security Operations Centers are in a transition.

Spanish state-owned railway infrastructure manager ADIF infected with ransomware

Security Affairs

It was formed in 2005 in response to European Union requirements to separate the natural monopoly of infrastructure management from the competitive operations of running train services.

FFIEC Guidance on Authentication and Access to Financial Institution Services and Systems

Data Matters

The Guidance replaces prior FFIEC-issued guidance on risk management practices for financial institutions offering internet-based products: “Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment” (2005) and the “Supplement to Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment” (2011).

MY TAKE: Agile cryptography is coming, now that ‘attribute-based encryption’ is ready for prime time

The Last Watchdog

And since 2005 or so, one area of focus has been on sharpening the math formulas that make attribute-based encryption possible. Encryption agility is going to be essential as we move forward with digital transformation. Refer: The vital role of basic research. All of the technical innovation cybersecurity vendors are churning out to deal with ever-expanding cyber risks, at the end of the day, come down to protecting encrypted data.

Revoked NARA Bulletins

National Archives Records Express

December 23, 2005. Over the past several months, we have undertaken a review of NARA bulletins to determine if any require revisions or should be revoked. NARA Bulletin 2019-01 notifies agencies that the following bulletins are no longer needed or do not reflect current policy: Bulletin Number and Title. Date Issued. 2006-03 : Availability of the Federal Enterprise Architecture Records Management Profile, version 1.0.

Popular Webkinz World online children’s game hacked, 23M credentials leaked

Security Affairs

” Webkinz were originally released by the Canadian toy company Ganz on April 29, 2005. ZDNet reported that a hacker has leaked 23 million credentials from the Webkinz World online children’s game.