While most of us make do with "normal" consumer networking hardware — like Netgear or ASUS-branded Wi-Fi access points or a modem-integrated router — others have more serious requirements. For them, Ubiquiti's nearly enterprise-grade prosumer hardware usually fits the bill. But unfortunately for Ubiquiti users, the company has just revealed it has suffered a security breach. While there's no indication of "unauthorized activity," the company is still telling customers it might be a good idea to change their passwords. Read More
Pluto TV is one of the leaders in the free online TV industry, offering dozens of ad-supported channels corresponding to real-life networks (NBC, Nick, etc.) and various topics (old movies, gaming, etc.). However, it seems like Pluto TV has suffered a security breach, with millions of account details from 2018 now available online. Read More
OnePlus's security team has just announced that some of its customer information had been accessed by an unauthorized party. Name, phone, email, and shipping address data for some customers was exposed, and impacted users have been informed by the company of the security breach via email. Read More
Some T-Mobile customers may be receiving a message in the coming days regarding a security incident which took place on August 20th. According to the notice received by some customers already, "certain information" including names, addresses, account numbers, and account types may have been accessed in the breach before unauthorized access was shut down. Affected customers will allegedly be contacted by SMS, phone, or mail (the last only for business and government accounts, or those with over 100 lines). Read More
Securus Technologies is a Texas-based company, specializing in providing and monitoring calls to prison inmates. Securus came into the spotlight earlier this month, when a former Missouri sheriff was found using the company's service to repeatedly track people without a warrant. The New York Times reports that between 2014 and 2017, former sheriff Cory Hutcheson used the service at least 11 times, allegedly tracking a judge and members of the State Highway Patrol.
Securus obtains tracking information through a company called LocationSmart, which in turn has agreements with most U.S. carriers. Earlier this month, Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon wrote a letter to various carriers asking them to independently verify that these requests are made lawfully. Read More