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SwiftKey Beta V6.7.8 Appears To Fix Annoying Bug When Typing In Comment Forms Like Disqus In Chrome

SwiftKey Beta v6.7.8 appears to fix annoying bug when typing in comment forms like Disqus in ChromeJason Hahn / Android Police - 1 year ago

Zeta Global Acquires Commenting Platform Disqus For $90M

Robert Hof / SiliconANGLE - 2 years ago
  • Marketing technology firm Zeta Global today said it’s buying social discussion platform Disqus Inc., in the largest of its 11 acquisitions to date.
  • San Francisco-based Disqus provides a commenting system for 4 million websites and reaches 2 billion unique visitors a month, producing 17 billion page views.
  • Steinberg declined to provide an acquisition price, but he called it a “marquee” deal, and sources close to the deal pegged it at $90 million.
  • Zeta, which originally focused on email marketing, has been building a marketing cloud and customer lifecycle management services through a steady stream of acquisitions.

Imgur Confirms 1.7 Million Email Addresses, Passwords Stolen In 2014 Hack

ZDNet - 2 years ago
  • The company told ZDNet that hackers stole 1.7 million email addresses and passwords, scrambled with the SHA-256 algorithm, which has been passed over in recent years in favor of stronger password scramblers.
  • A day later, the company started resetting the passwords of affected accounts, and published a public disclosure alerting users of the breach.Hunt praised the company's efforts for its quick response."I disclosed this incident to Imgur late in the day in the midst of the US Thanksgiving holidays," said Hunt.
  • It's the latest historical hack from a long list of companies that have this year revealed security breaches dating back to the turn of the decade, including Disqus, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Yahoo.Imgur's chief operating officer Roy Sehgal said the company was "still investigating" how the account information was compromised, but said that site security had improved since the breach.
  • The company said it has changed its password hashing to bcrypt, a much stronger password scrambler, last year.

User Data From Hacks Of Kickstarter And Bitly In 2014 Is Now Available Online

  • User data stolen from crowdfunding site Kickstarter and link shortening service Bitly Inc. has been indexed online three years after both sites were hacked.
  • The new data, seemingly gathered from the dark web, a shady part of the internet accessible through special software, was indexed by data breach tracking site Have I Been Pwnd on Friday.
  • Kickstarter was hacked in February 2014, with reports from the time noting that no credit card information had been taken but the attackers had made off with usernames, e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers and encrypted passwords.
  • Bitly took to Twitter to comment on the publication of its stolen data, saying that “RE: 3rd-party service recently shared a data compromise that affected Bitly in 2014.
Duncan Riley / SiliconANGLE
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Disqus Hacked!

  • But OK, even though it is unlikely that your password has been exposed, Disqus is forcing a password reset for all impacted users.
  • "Yesterday, on October 5th, we were alerted to a security breach that impacted a database from 2012.
  • Yan also says, "As a precautionary measure, we are forcing the reset of passwords for all affected users.
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 4:18 PM PDT, we were contacted by an independent security researcher, who informed us that the Disqus data may be exposed.
Brian Fagioli / BetaNews
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