Tag: email

Grindr accounts could be easily hacked with email address

A hack on Grindr allowed anyone with the email address linked to a valid account to reset the user’s password and take over their profile.

Security experts revealed the vulnerability online – and reported it the LGBT dating app.

It enabled full access to an individual’s account, including images, messages and HIV status.

Grindr said: “Thankfully, we believe we addressed the issue before it was exploited by any malicious parties.”

The flaw was discovered by French security researcher Wassime Bouimadaghene and documented by security experts Troy Hunt and Scott Helme.

How it worked:

  • To take over an account, the hacker would enter the target’s email address on Grindr’s password-reset page

  • A link was then emailed to the owner to allow them to change their password – but that same URL could also be found in the code of the website

  • The hacker could then enter that URL into a new

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Grindr flaw allowed hijacking accounts with just an email address

A Grindr vulnerability allowed anyone who knows a user’s email address to easily reset their password and hijack their account. All a bad actor needed to do was type in a user’s email address in the password reset page and then pop open the dev tools to get the reset token. By adding that token to the end of the password reset URL, they won’t even need to access the victim’s inbox — that’s the exact link sent to the user’s email anyway. It loads the page where they can input a new password, giving them a way to ultimately take over the victim’s account.

BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 22: The logo of the dating app for gay and bisexual men Grindr is shown on the display of a smartphone on April 22, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)

BERLIN, GERMANY – APRIL 22: The logo of the dating app for gay and bisexual men Grindr is shown on the display of a smartphone on April 22, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)

A French security researcher named Wassime

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Email Aliases Not Functioning Properly in iOS 14 [Update: Possibly Fixed in iOS 14.2 Beta 2]

Email aliases in the Mail app don’t appear to be functioning correctly in the iOS 14 update, according to multiple customer complaints on the MacRumors forums and the Apple Support Communities.

Affected customers have set up aliases in the Mail app for subscriptions, account signups, and more, as aliases are useful for concealing a primary email address and limiting unwanted messages. Those aliases are not working as intended as of the ‌iOS 14‌ update, with the Mail app on iPhone and iPad ignoring the preferred alias that’s selected when sending an email.

There appears to be no way for affected users to successfully control which alias is selected, leading to emails sent from unwanted addresses. A member of the Apple Support Communities describes the problem:

I have an IMAP account (not gmail) with a few aliases. I have been using this for YEARS and it’s always worked fine. Today, I

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A Cortana-powered Daily Briefing hits Outlook email this month

Two intriguing functions in Microsoft Outlook, Play My Emails and the Daily Briefing, are scheduled to receive updates that add new Cortana-powered AI to functions that go far beyond just email.

Microsoft’s AI assistant, Cortana, has moved from being an integral part of Windows to more of an assistive technology. Outlook has been the main beneficiary, however, new Cortana-powered intelligence is coming to Teams, and to the Cortana app within Windows 10 as well.

One of the problems with Microsoft’s parade of new features is simply keeping track of the timeline. The Daily Briefing functionality debuted in preview mode a year ago, but at the Microsoft Ignite conference it’s now becoming officially available for Microsoft 365 users with Exchange Online mailboxes. Play My Emails is already out for iOS and Android for U.S. subscribers, but it’s rolling out in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and India during the coming months.

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New Milford email hacking case pushed to December

TORRINGTON — The disposition hearing of the former New Milford information technology director accused of hacking town officials’ emails has been pushed from next month to Dec. 29.

Kendrick Protzmann, 52, is facing eight counts of third-degree computer crime and 41 counts of fifth-degree computer crime for allegedly accessing the town’s email archive system without authorization between June 10

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Elon Musk’s Leaked Email Reveals Tesla Deliveries By Quarter ‘Have A Shot At Record’


  • Tesla is still targeting record deliveries in Q3 despite the COVID-19 pandemic
  • CEO Elon Musk sent a memo to his people urging them to a herculean effort to achieve this goal
  • Analysts believe Tesla will fail short of its Q3 goal

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company has a shot at delivering more than 121,000 electric vehicles (EVs) in the third quarter to set a record, but warned this might require a superhuman effort.

Last week, Wall Street analyst came to the consensus conclusion Tesla might deliver just 121,000 EVs in Q3 — or much lower — on account of the massive disruptions to production caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. On the other hand, Goldman Sachs’ estimate Tesla could hit 145,000 deliveries is considered a minority report.

The Wall Street pencil-pushers might have a point. Tesla’s last record deliveries pre-pandemic came to 112,000 EVs during Q4 2019.

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Here are the email apps iOS 14 now lets you set as default

Apple’s iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 launched this week, introducing a ton of new features to the company’s smartphones and tablets — including the option to change your default browser and default email apps to services like Chrome or Outlook to handle links by default instead of through Apple’s native Safari and Mail apps. Here’s a running list of available third-party browsers on iOS 14.

As for email, the available options are slightly slimmer right now. Third-party developers will need to update their apps before they can be selected as a default option on iOS 14. Due to the sensitive information in email communication, Apple has told developers that email apps, because they’re a critical avenue for communication, “must meet specific functional criteria aimed at ensuring private and accurate access for users.” While it’s unclear what that means, it suggests it may take some time for all third-party email app

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BuzzFeed Deletes Mass Email Accusing Staffer of Harassment

Someone earlier this week emailed dozens of BuzzFeed staffers alleging harassment by one of their co-workers. Less than a day later, the email was gone from all company inboxes, leaving staff confused and disturbed.

On Tuesday, dozens of employees—predominantly women—at the digital news and culture outlet received the email from a non-staffer leveling personal, uncorroborated accusations at one of their BuzzFeed colleagues, and calling for him to be fired. The email struck some staff as bizarre and disturbing, and it quickly prompted an internal response from BuzzFeed’s human-resources chief.

“At this time, we have not corroborated the allegations, and have no reason to believe the individual poses harm to any BuzzFeed employee,” senior vice president Katie Sitter said in a note to those who’d received the email. “We want to assure you that we are looking into this matter further.”

But the following day, when some employees went to find

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