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YouTube Rewinds Its Verification Changes, Letting Verified Creators Stay Verified

After getting roasted widely since yesterday’s announcement that the platform would be removing verification from a lot of creators. YouTube announced one day later that it won’t be de-verifying currently verified creators. “We heard loud and clear how much the badge means to you […] Channels that already have the verification badge will now keep it […]

Cybersecurity

WS-Discovery Misconfiguration Allows DDoS Amplification

Thousands of internet connected devices, including, printers, cameras, DVRs, and other IoT gadgets can be used to amplify DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks. These devices are misconfigured to listen for, and respond to WS-Discovery protocol requests. WS-Discovery (WSD) is a communications protocol used to automatically discover internet connected devices inside of networks. Most automated service discovery […]

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YouTube Changes Opening Day Music Chart Rankings to Exclude Advertising Views

YouTube has become a cultural measure of a songs popularity. It’s something fans, artists and labels all point to as a sign of success. Yesterday, the company made changes to the YouTube Music Charts, including how videos make it to the top of 24-hour debuts. YouTube Music Charts will no longer count paid advertising views towards the […]

Cybersecurity

Unsecured Database From Dealer Leads Exposed 198M Records

Jeremiah Fowler, a researcher at Security Discovery, made a security discovery found that 198 million records from Dealer Leads were exposed to the public in a non password protected database. The exposed data is comprised of names, email addresses, phone numbers, physical addresses, IP addresses and identifiable information, including data purchased from other venders. Fowler says […]

Cybersecurity

Cloudflare Discloses Possible Regulatory Violations

Cloudflare, a website security company, providing CDN, DDoS mitigation, and other website infrastructure services, may have violated U.S. regulations, according to a disclosure in a regulatory filing. Cloudflare is in the process of creating an initial public offering, and may go public this week. The company in documents declaring the intention to go public, voluntarily […]