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Sensitive child profiles, private messages exposed online

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Feb 23, 2016.

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    Security researcher Chris Vickery has discovered another database containing sensitive user data exposed online (i.e. accessible via Internet). Leveraging Shodan, he unearthed a database compiled and used by US-based uKnowKids, a company that helps parents monitor what their kids do online and on the mobile phone. “In violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), uKnowKids.com gave public access to over 6.8 million private text messages, nearly 2 million images (many depicting children), and … More →

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