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6/23/2020
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Twitter Says Business Users Were Vulnerable to Data Breach

The now-patched vulnerability left business users' personal information in web browser caches for anyone to find.

Twitter is apologizing to business users for a data breach while announcing that their personally identifiable information might have been compromised.

It turns out that details such as email addresses, telephone numbers, and the last four digits of credit card numbers were stored in those users' browser caches. As a result, other individuals using the same computer could have looked at the information with no additional authorization or authentication.

Twitter says it became aware of the issue on May 20 and quickly repaired the vulnerability but felt it necessary to alert and apologize to business users. It has not disclosed how many customers might have been affected by the vulnerability.

Read more here.

 
 
 
 
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6/24/2020 | 11:51:20 AM
Shared or Public Workstations
I'm glad that Twitter owned up to and rectified the issue as soon as they could however I think the risk is minimal for those who do not have shared workstations. I would say that for shared workstations its advisable for the admins to make the browsers either incognito or private in the registry so that information from previous users does not get cached by default. Just a best practice.
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