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MongoHQ Breach Explains Buffer Hacker Attack
2013-10-30 10:57:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Social sharing service Buffer was hacked last weekend, sending out thousands of spammy weight loss ads on behalf of their users. Yesterday the hosting service MongoHQ which supports Buffer announced that they they too had suffered a breach and took down their servers as a precautionary measure. Buffer CEO Joel Gascoigne now says that while MongoHQ opened a backdoor to allow the intruders into their system, weak security measures on...

Buffer Hack Fills Social Media Posts With Weight Loss Spam
2013-10-28 12:32:30

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Social sharing tool Buffer was hacked on Saturday, resulting in thousands of spammy weight loss posts left on Facebook walls and Twitter streams. Buffer is a scheduled social service, allowing users to set up times to send out Tweets, posts, and the like. Buffer also allows users to share posts between social sites like App dot net and Facebook. Shortly after users began noticing the spammy posts, Buffer acknowledged the hack in...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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