What happened at Google?
A software vulnerability in the Google+ social media network gave third-party developers potential access to users’ private Google+ profile information for more than three years. Google ran tests to determine the impact of the vulnerability and found 496,951 users who had shared private profile data with a friend could have had data accessed by an outside developer, according to published reports.
If you have a Google+ profile, here’s the information that may have been exposed:
- Full names
- Email addresses
- Birth dates
- Profile Photos
- Places lived
- Relationship status
Google says there is no evidence that any data has been misused to date. Since Google+ stores a limited set of activity logs, it is unable to determine the profiles that were affected.
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