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Millions of Google, WhatsApp, Facebook and TikTok passwords 'up in the air' – SMS authentication messages are also at risk, experts say

Millions of Google, WhatsApp, Facebook and TikTok passwords 'up in the air' – SMS authentication messages are also at risk, experts say

to leak online Millions Security codes to Google, WhatsApp, Facebook And short message Authentication (also known as “two-factor”) warning. Experts In security matters.

They themselves ask not to use any messages short message to Two-factor authentication codesThis is because they are exposed to it Eavesdropping the Infringement.

In fact, not long ago a security researcher discovered an insecure online database containing millions of such passwords, which any user can easily access.

Specifically, the internal database, discovered by security researcher Anurag Sen, was left unprotected and without a password, despite being accessible online.

Therefore, it is estimated that anyone who knows the IP address of the database can access it using a standard web browser.

With more than 5 million SMS messages per day, the database was a vast storehouse of information, including password reset links and 2FA codes (“workers”) for companies like Google, WhatsApp, Facebook, and even TikTok.

source: Forbes.com

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