Comment: Peekaboo Moments Suffers Breach Leaving Thousands Of Baby Images And Videos Exposed

It has been reported that thousands of baby videos and images are being left unsecured and exposed to the internet by Peekaboo Moments, a mobile app. This is due to the app’s developer, Bithouse Inc., leaving an Elasticsearch database open on the internet.


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Winston Bond, EMEA Technical Director ,  Arxan
January 15, 2020
This breach is a great example of extracting a web API from a mobile app and then using it to extract data.
Data on mobile devices is stored predominantly in apps so it is paramount that organisations understand just how important it is to secure their apps in order to keep their customers’ data safe and secure. It astounds me that I still have to reiterate the need to do this, particularly when it is children’s data that is being left exposed. This breach is a great example of extracting a web A ....
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Hugo Van den Toorn, Manager, Offensive Security ,  Outpost24
January 15, 2020
Unfortunately, not everyone protects (your) data like the valuable asset it is.
Unfortunately, this is yet another Elastic Database that is open to the public, which has nothing to do with the product itself, but purely with how the vendor has decided to set up their infrastructure and deploy their software. With the countless possibilities of ‘quickly deploying a system in the cloud’, security is -still- often overlooked by organisations. As datasets grow to these sizes ....
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