Re: Data Breach at GEDmatch has Concerns Over Privacy #dna #announcements


Janice Brockman
 

I don't post here much at all - but If you are concerned about GEDmatch, you should be more concerned about using outlook.com Here is a link -   Janice Brockman - April, 2019 - https://www.techrepublic.com/article/hackers-accessed-outlook-com-users-emails-how-to-secure-your-personal-information/ -  ........Microsoft notified users of Outlook.com of a security breach that exposed account information on Friday,  ........."This unauthorized access could have allowed unauthorized parties to access and/or view information related to your email account (such as your e-mail address, folder names, the subject lines of e-mails, and the names of other e-mail addresses you communicate with)  ........ Microsoft confirmed to ZDNet that around 6% of those who received a notification have had the content of their accounts accessed by hackers  ........    Similarly, the length of the breach is unclear--Microsoft claims only three months, though a report from Motherboard indicates it was "up to six months," with hackers using account access to reset iCloud accounts linked to stolen iPhones.  ....... Second, consider not using Outlook.com. In 2013, The Guardian reported that Microsoft provides pre-encryption access to messages sent through the service to the NSA, and has helped the agency in circumventing encryption for other Microsoft services. Microsoft's recent track record for security and privacy has been rather spotty  

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