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Google Plus users exposed to security vulnerability

Jed Kim Oct 9, 2018
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A Wall Street Journal report finds that the private information of nearly half a million Google users was vulnerable from 2015 to March 2018. Google did not disclose the security flaw when it was discovered earlier this year. The problem was related to the Google Plus social network, which, if you aren’t familiar with that, you’re not alone: It failed to catch on. Marketplace’s Jed Kim reports on the vulnerabilities of orphaned products.

 

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