SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Thursday that millions of user account passwords had been stored insecurely, potentially allowing employees to gain access to people's accounts without their knowledge. The Silicon Valley company publicized the security failure around the same time that Brian Krebs, a cybersecurity writer, reported the password vulnerability. Krebs said an audit by Facebook had found that hundreds of millions of user passwords dating to 2012 were stored in a format known as plain text, which makes the passwords readable to more than 20,000 of the company's employees. Facebook said it had found no evidence of abuse and that it would begin alerting millions of its users and thousands of Instagram users about the issue. The company said it would not require people to reset their passwords. The security failure is another embarrassment for Facebook, a $470 billion colossus that employs some of the most sought-after cybersecurity experts in the industry. It adds to a … [Read more...] about Facebook did not securely store passwords. Here’s what you need to know.
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From staff reports Published 2:43 PM EDT Mar 20, 2019 Attention New York Mets fans, you don't need to travel to Queens or Port St. Lucie, Florida, to see your favorite team up close. The Mets will conduct their final spring-training workout at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, the city now housing their Class AAA affiliate, on Tuesday. Reigning Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, newly acquired infielder Robinson Cano and the full New York Mets roster will be on the field for practice. The Mets open the 2019 regular season two days later in Washington. New York Mets at the Carrier Dome Here’s what you need to know: When: Noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. Gates open at 11 a.m. Parking: Visitors are encouraged to park at Skytop on South Campus as they would for a football or basketball game and take the free shuttles to the main campus bus stop at College Place. Shuttles will begin running at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: Admission is free, but fans will need a … [Read more...] about New York Mets headed to Carrier Dome: What you need to know
Beto O’Rourke, a Texas Democrat running for president, visited Cleveland on Monday in one of the first visits by a 2020 presidential candidate to Ohio. Here’s what you need to know:- Hundreds showed up for the afternoon visit at Gino’s Cento Anno in Old Brooklyn, with the crowd overflowing onto the patio.- O’Rourke gave a high-energy speech to the crowd about unity, though didn’t get specific on issues. - He received at least one endorsement from a little girl in an adorable exchange.- O’Rourke said Republican President Donald Trump’s attack on UAW Local 1112 President Dave Green, who represents workers at the shuttered Lordstown General Motors factory, were “absolutely shameful.” After his visit, he drove to Lordstown to meet with Green personally. Beto O’Rourke says Donald Trump’s comments on Lordstown union president are “absolutely shameful” Trump recently blamed the Lordstown United Auto Workers … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke visits Cleveland for the first time: What you need to know
1 of 2 View 2 Items Screenshot, Epic Games Epic Games said on Wednesday that the game’s login system contained a unique flaw that allowed hackers to impersonate real gamers. Related Links 'Fortnite' facts: What parents need to know about this popular game 'Fortnite' latest patch notes: Stormwing X4 plane changes, a new silenced sniper rifle, changes to Boombox SALT LAKE CITY — It was just a matter of time before “Fortnite” users got hacked. Epic Games, the maker of the popular “Fortnite” video game, said Wednesday that the game’s login system contained a unique flaw that allowed hackers to impersonate real gamers and purchase in-game currency using gamers' credit cards, according to The Washington Post. Security researchers told The Post that the hackers then transferred the purchases from the hacked accounts into their own personal accounts. Be aware: It’s unclear how many gamers were hacked … [Read more...] about ‘Fortnite’ bug leaves 80 million vulnerable to hack. Here’s what you need to know
The funeral for former President George H.W. Bush is this morning in Washington D.C. Here's what you need to know about today's events. How to watch You can watch a livestream of the funeral services at dailyherald.com. The funeral will also be airing on cable news channels.Schedule 9 a.m.: Departure ceremony at U.S. Capitol10 a.m.: Funeral at Washington National Cathedral11:30 a.m.: Funeral ends; Departure ceremony12:15 p.m.: Departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland4:30 p.m.: Arrival ceremony at Ellington Field in Houston5:45 p.m.: Arrival ceremony at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston6:45 p.m.: Lying in repose at St. Martin's … [Read more...] about George H.W. Bush funeral: What you need to know