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Microsoft accidently exposed 250 million customer service records
engadget.com/2020/01/22/micros

And the database was not even password protected. Everyone with a web browser could have accessed it.

Still loving Office365 & co?

@IzzyOnDroid hi, thanks for sharing and I kindly ask everybody to try LibreOffice and use it instead of Office365.

libreoffice.org - available free & gratis for Windows, macOS, and GNU/Linux

#freesw #FOSS #privacy #security

@ademalsasa @IzzyOnDroid
I don't think you have to tell this anyone using Mastodon. Thats a post for twitter.

@Roxxor @IzzyOnDroid thanks for reminding me. No problemo, some people at mastodon helped me spread it after I posted it here.

@IzzyOnDroid The link doesn't open in my (hardend) browser directly. Instead I'm redirected to guce.advertising.com/collectId
which doesn't open because of the error "SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length."

@D22 Yes, I've got that here too with Engadget. Thanks for letting me know – which confirms it's not a "local issue" here. Guess you're using uMatrix as well, which doesn't let you through…

I'd usually go via Archive.Org in such cases – but even they cannot display it. My feed reader offers a "mobile view" like "Reader Mode" (I guess it fetches it via some external service then) which works here.

Hm, guess I've gotta drop Engadget from my sources then…

@D22 PS:

curben.netlify.com/blog/2019/0

Didn't work for me, though. But it explains the background: guce is the cookie consent stuff ("guce.engadget.com/consent?..."), so Verizon can track you…

One more note: "Guce.Advertising.com is a website that users get redirected to if they have ad-blocking app installed on their browsers"

Also see: nitter.net/wolfiechristl/statu

@D22 work-around found, pretty easy if you know it: pretend to be a Google bot. E.g. in Firefox: open about:config, add a new key "general. useragent.override.engadget.com", value "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http ://www. google. com/not.html)" - done. They won't redirect the Google bot for "some (obvious) reason" 😋

PS: no space between "http" and the rest of the address. Just wanted to prevent URL fetching here.

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