Google+ will be closed soon. The social network would have a big security problem that could expose the personal data of about 500,000 users.
Google+ Will Be Closed Soon Due To Security Breach
Is this really bad news? We ignore it! But what we do know is that Google+ is not a success. Despite the many efforts to improve, the social network by Google has failed to seduce the public.
After that of Facebook, we are now revealed that it contains a security breach. A problem that has been hidden since last March and that forces Google today to proceed with its closure
Data from 500,000 Google+ users exposed
For the moment, we do not know why Google deliberately hid the existence of the security breach on Google+. Based on the information provided by the Wall Street Journal, this problem would have been discovered last March.
However, the Mountain View giant has decided to shut up. It is only now that he decides to reveal it to the general public, announcing at the same time the impending closure of the social network.
Note that we do not yet know the details of the security issue in question, except that it is an API provided to application developers. In any case, she could have given access to the personal data of about 500,000 users of the social network.
In order to reassure users, Google indicates that no data has yet been stolen and that its engineers have already corrected the problem. But that certainly does not excuse the decision of the firm that preferred to hide the truth to users. In short, Google+ will soon be only old history.