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Ai.type keyboard app developer accidentally leaks personal data of 31 million users

Another week, another potentially serious data breach. The emails, phone numbers, and locations of 31 million users of Android keyboard app Ai.type have been compromised after the developer failed to secure the server on which the information was stored. Some 577 gigabytes of data is said to have been exposed, representing more than three quarters of the app's total userbase.

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All Twitch Passwords And Stream Keys Reset Following Data Breach, Some Accounts May Have Been Compromised

The next time you sign into your Twitch account, you're going to have to change your passwords and stream keys. You will also need to reconnect your Twitter and YouTube accounts. Why? The same reason as always. It appears someone may have obtained unauthorized access to some Twitch user account information, and these precautions are for your own good.

Twitch has sent out emails to affected users of the video game streaming service, warning that their usernames, email addresses, encrypted passwords, last IP addresses, phone numbers, addresses, and dates of birth may have been accessed.

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If you've reused your Twitch password at any other website, now would be a good time to change that one too.

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After Data Breach, Spotify Disables Current Android App And Directs Listeners To A New Play Store Listing

It seems that just about every major organization or service is being targeted for a gigantic data breach these days. Spotify was the latest service to be attacked, and yesterday the music streaming company specifically told Android users to upgrade their apps soon to protect themselves. The update is available today, but Spotify isn't taking any chances: it's created an entirely separate entry in the Play Store to make sure users get the point.

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The screen above is what you see if you try to use the older version of Spotify today. The outdated app is labeled simply "Spotify" on the Play Store, whereas the newer and ostensibly safer addition is "Spotify Music." Once the new version is installed, it will direct users to uninstall the older one, probably just to save confusion.

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Cerberus Issues Statement Following Data Breach Where Some Usernames And Encrypted Passwords Were Stolen

Cerberus Anti-Theft is the type of app that users install for peace of mind. The service offers the ability to track a device's location, record audio through its microphone, lock it, or wipe it remotely in the chance that it falls into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, this line of defense could be a person's worse nightmare if their account were compromised. That's why it was no small deal when Cerberus recently sent out this email to some of its users, alerting them that a number of usernames and passwords were stolen in a recent data breach.

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The company has since issued this admirably detailed statement.

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How Not To Design An App That Deals With User Authentication: Total SMS Control Potentially Exposed Private Data Of Thousands Of Users

If you're a Total SMS Control user, you may be interested in the latest findings of our good buddy Justin Case. He uncovered some rather alarming info within the app, and by alarming, I mean a crapload of exposed data, including SMS messages, emails, call logs, phone numbers, contact information, and GPS location. Yeah.

For the uninitiated, Total SMS Control is an app used to "spy" on other mobile phones. For example, if you install TSC on your child's (or spouse, employee, etc.) phone, it will sit silently in the background collecting emails, text messages, GPS location, and more. The collected data is then forwarded to an account of your choosing, be it email or SMS.

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