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Paragon Financial Group Celebrates 25 Years of Funding Companies from…

Paragon Financial Group, Inc., an Asset Based Lending company specializing in No-Credit Risk Accounts Receivable Factoring, Payroll Financing and Purchase Order Funding, is celebrating 25 years... (PRWeb March 05, 2019) Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/paragon_financial_group_celebrates_25_years_of_funding_companies_from_startup_through_hyper_growth/prweb16128166.htm

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Muhlenberg College Notice of Data Event

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Oct. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 1, 2018, Muhlenberg College was notified of a suspicious IP address accessing 11 employee accounts. The College immediately restricted access to the accounts and launched an investigation, which included working with third-party...

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UK phone giant EE fixes bug that let customers gift data for free

EE, the largest phone network in the UK, has fixed a website bug that allowed customers to add an unlimited amount of plan data to their accounts for free. The bug allowed any customer to modify code on the customer’s account page that allows users to “gift” data to linked accounts. Using man-in-the-middle tools like Burp Suite, it was possible to intercept the server request and swap out the recipient’s phone number with their own. By making the phone numbers the same, the system could be tricked into duplicating the data allowance without incurring any costs. It was also possible to gift data to other connected accounts for free. A pseudonymous security researcher who goes by The Infosec Spider contacted TechCrunch with details of the bug, which we reported to EE. The company said in a statement that it fixed the bug within two days, and thanked the researcher. “Our customer data was never at risk as users could only increase the data on their own plan, or another number associated with their account, after they successfully logged into their account,” said an EE spokesperson. But the researcher said that the bug could have been exploited to defraud the phone giant. It’s the second bug affecting EE the security researcher found this year.

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Twitter is purging accounts that were trying to evade prior suspensions

Twitter announced this afternoon it will begin booting accounts off its service from those who have tried to evade their account suspension. The company says that the accounts in question are users who have been previously suspended on Twitter for their abusive behavior, or for trying to evade a prior suspension. These bad actors have been able to work around Twitter’s attempt to remove them by setting up another account, it seems. The company says the new wave of suspensions will hit this week and will continue in the weeks ahead, as it’s able to identify others who are “attempting to Tweet following an account suspension.”  This week, we are suspending accounts for attempting to evade an account suspension. These accounts were previously suspended for abusive behavior or evading a previous suspension, and are not allowed to continue using Twitter. — Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) August 14, 2018 Twitter’s announcement on the matter – which came in the form of a tweet – was light on details. We asked the company for more information. It’s unclear, for example, how Twitter was able to identify the same persons had returned to Twitter, how many users will be affected by this new ban, or what impact this will have on Twitter’s currently stagnant user numbers. Twitter was not able to answer our questions, when asked for comment. The company has been more recently focused on aggressively suspending accounts, as part of the effort to stem the flow of disinformation, bots, and abuse on its service. The Washington Post, for example, said last month that Twitter had suspended as many as 70 million accounts between the months of May and June, and was continuing in July at the same pace. The removal of these accounts didn’t affect the company’s user metrics , Twitter’s CFO later clarified. Even though they weren’t a factor, Twitter’s user base is shrinking. The company actually lost a million monthly active users in Q2, with 335 million overall users and 68 million in the U.S.

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