Login data for more than half a million records tied to vehicle tracking device company SVR Tracking have leaked online, potentially exposing the personal and vehicle data of drivers and businesses using its service. The leaked repository was first spotted by the Kromtech Security Center, which blamed a misconfigured Amazon AWS S3 bucket that was left publicly accessible for an unknown period of time for the breach. Kromtech first noticed the cache on Sept. 18, according to Gizmodo, and the bucket was closed from public access hours after the security company alerted SVR on Sept. 20. The records included user login info like emails and passwords, along with VINs (vehicle identification numbers) and license plate numbers, data about the GPS devices, and “other data” collected by SVR Tracking about its devices, customers, and auto dealerships that do business with the company. Read more…More about Leaks, Aws, User Data, Tech, and Cybersecurity
Facial recognition technology is more prevalent than ever before. It’s being used to identify people in airports, put a stop to child sex trafficking, and shame jaywalkers. But the technology isn’t perfect. One major flaw: It sometimes can’t tell the difference between a living person’s face and a photo of that person held up in front of a scanner. SEE ALSO: Facial recognition technology is taking over airports: Your face is your new boarding pass TrueFace.AI facial recognition is trying to fix that flaw. Launched on Product Hunt in June, it’s meant to detect “picture attacks.” The company originally created Chui in 2014 to work with customized smart homes. Then they realized clients were using it more for security purposes, and TrueFace.AI was born. Read more…More about Tech, Security, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, and Ai
Do yourself a favor and become a Jedi, not a Sith. Going the way of the black hat SEO will only lead to fear. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering…The post 11 Black Hat Techniques That Can Kill an SEO Campaign by @josephhhoward appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Google has a lot more in its arsenal than just algorithms to encourage you to follow their Webmaster Guidelines. Here’s an explanation of possible penalties, and how you can recover fast.The post 5 Types of Google Penalties (And What You Need to Do to Recover) by @IAmAaronAgius appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Sucuri, a company that cleans over 500 hacked sites a day, has released a statement about new occurrences of a of certain type of SEO spam which involves maliciously installing subdirectories on WordPress websites. The idea behind this black hat scheme is to abuse the server resources and storage by installing spammy sites within a WordPress subdirectory. The spammy sites are usually promoting products, designer sunglasses for example, with the intent for the attacker to make affiliate income. What sets this tactic apart from other SEO hacked spam, such as malicious redirects or defacements, is that it doesn’t change the appearance of […]The post New Occurances of SEO Spam Discovered: Hacked Subdirectories on WordPress Sites by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Is your e-commerce site giving you problems? Here are 10 common SEO mistakes why SEO doesn’t always work for well for your e-commerce business.The post The 10 Most Common SEO Mistakes E-Commerce Sellers Make appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Twitter automation is a great help for small businesses and busy individuals. But it’s just a tool programmed to function a certain way. Don’t let it lull you into a false sense of security.The post The Pros and Cons of Twitter Automation by @mgeorgiou22 appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Three women enjoying a quiet dinner in Santa Monica Thursday night went from their cheese platter to heroically thwarting an alleged date rape attempt. One of the women,Sonia Ulrich, sharedthe incredible story on Facebook in a post that has since gone viral. SEE ALSO: Climate change threatens iconic sites worldwide, but one country is trying to hide Ulrich describes how she, along with friends Monica Kenyon and Marla Saltzer, were dining at the restaurant Fig at the Fairmont whenKenyon spotted a man at a nearby table putting something in his date’s drink without her knowing. Image: facebook/Sonia Ulrich Read more… More about Facebook, Watercooler, and Conversations
You can read dozens of articles on making great landing pages, but the purpose of this article isn’t to tell you how to make a great landing page as much as it is to put you in the mindset of how to make every page of your site a great landing page.The post How to Make Every Web Page a Freakin’ Awesome Landing Page by @stoneyd appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
A British Muslim family was halted from travelling to Disneyland on a Los Angeles-bound flight from Gatwick Airport after U.S. authorities blocked their entry Despite the family of 11, two adults and nine children, having the necessary pre-clearance, U.S. Homeland Security officials revoked their travel authorisation ahead of departure without any explanation, according to multiple reports. See also: Muslims increasingly vulnerable to abuse on London’s public transport The family saved for months for the two-week trip to California and will not have the 9,000 ($13,382) they spent on flights refunded to them, according to their Member of Parliament, Labour’s Stella Creasy Read more…More about Uk, Travel, Us World, Travel Leisure, and Disneyland