18 Nov 2022

Hundreds of Amazon RDS Snapshots Discovered Leaking Users’ Data

According to security researchers at Mitiga, hundreds of Amazon relational database service (RDS) instances have been found to be exposed. The exposed databases resulted in the extensive leakage of personally identifiable information (PII). The discovery was announced by the security researchers at Mitiga on Wednesday. Amazon released the platform-as-a-service tool

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23 Aug 2022

Ring Camera Recordings Exposed Due to Vulnerability in Android App

Security researchers at Checkmarx discovered a security vulnerability in Ring surveillance cameras earlier this year. According to the security firm, Amazon has recently published a vulnerability affecting the Android app for the surveillance cameras. The flaw exposed user data as well as video recordings. The app had been installed more

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30 Jun 2022

Leaky Access Tokens Exposed Amazon Photos of Users

According to new researcher, hackers who have obtained access to Amazon users’ authentication tokens could have taken the opportunity to steal or encrypt personal photos and document. Security researchers report that the Amazon Photos app for Android does not protect user access tokens properly. Due to the exposed tokens, attackers

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08 Mar 2022

Amazon near tipping point of shifting from rainforest to savannah, study suggests

The Amazon rainforest may be near a tipping point that could cause the ecosystem to transform into a grassy savannah. The rainforest is very important for the planet’s health as it is home to a large variety of animal and plant life and stores a large amount of carbon. Scientists

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08 Mar 2022

Novel Attack Turns Amazon Devices Against Themselves

Researchers have figured out that they can remotely manipulate Amazon’s Echo smart device via its own speakers. The discovery was made by researchers at the University of London and the University of Catania. The flaw stems from what is referred to as a command self-issue vulnerability, meaning that pre-recorded messages

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14 Jan 2022

AWS Patches Glue Bug That Put Customer Data at Risk

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a critical vulnerability in the AWS Glue service that could allow remote attackers to access sensitive data owned by large numbers of customers. The bug was created due to an internal misconfiguration within the service. AWS Glue allows customers to combine data for projects such as

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09 Dec 2021

AWS Among 12 Cloud Services Affected by Flaws in Eltima SDK

Amazon Web Services is among a dozen cloud services affected by flaws in Eltima SDK, according to new reports. The flaws could enable attackers to disable security and gain kernel-level privileges. The vulnerabilities affect Amazon WorkSpaces and other cloud services that use USB other Ethernet. The flaws leave millions of

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09 Dec 2021

AWS Outage Hits Eastern US

Earlier this week, Amazon’s cloud computing network suffered from a five-hour outage in which sites such as League of Legends, Tinder, Coinbase, Netflix, Slack, Instacart, Robinhood, Disney+, and more were interrupted. The incident impacted individuals and businesses located in the eastern United States. In addition to the group of companies

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09 Nov 2021

Do we really want Facebook and Amazon to rule AI?

A government commission is currently considering an innovation that could be as transformational for Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a hadron collider is for physics. It’s called a National Research Cloud, and right now the federal National AI Research Resource Task Force (NAIRR) is determining how we can develop such a

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22 Sep 2021

Amazon Driver-Surveillance Cameras Roll Out, Sparking Debate

Drivers working for Amazon Delivery Service Partners are under constant surveillance for safe driving. They are currently monitored by artificial intelligence systems that award them with scores for safe driving. The score is used to give out bonuses, promotions, and more incentives. Some drivers have complained that the technology is

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