“As if conning people out of money for a piece of scamware that does nothing useful weren’t bad enough, a security researcher claims that extremely poor security has allowed him to access sensitive data for more than 13M MacKeeper accounts,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac.
I have recently downloaded over 13 million sensitive account details related to MacKeeper, Zeobit, and/or Kromtech […] stuff like names, email addresses, usernames, password hashes, computer name, ip address, software license and activation codes, type of hardware (ex: “macbook pro”), type of subscriptions, phone numbers and computer serial numbers.
Lovejoy reports, “The data was accessed by white-hat researcher Chris Vickery, who previously exposed data breaches at MLB, ATP, Slipknot and a network of charter K-12 schools in California.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Do not install MacKeeper. Certainly do not buy MacKeeper. If you have MacKeeper, uninstall it now.
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