It was reported that Google +, Google's social network, has suffered a significant data leak due to a buggy API.
As a result of the glitch, it will shut down Google + APIs in the next 90 days and it will fast-track plans to shut down the entire network from August to April. Google had already announced plans to close Google + in October when it disclosed a separate issue in which 500,000 users' personal data had been compromised. Moreover, it discovered the vulnerability in March but took seven months to go public.
Paul Farrington, Head of EMEA at app security company CA Veracode, commented:
"Hackers are increasingly taking advantage of vulnerabilities in web and software applications, and businesses are making their life very easy with our recent research revealing that more than 85% of applications have at least one vulnerability when first scanned. Security...