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Dylan Ayrey, a bug hunter and CEO of Truffle Security, discovered a big data company credential dump containing personal information belonging to about 50,000 of its users, and still hasn't fixed it.  This happened while he was researching cross-site scripting (XXS) vulnerabilities, and through the disclosure and reporting …

  1. ecofeco Silver badge

    This can't be true!

    I've been assured by impeccable sources that the cloud is a perfectly safe place for all my data and operations!

    Impeccable! Sources!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: This can't be true!

      Many years ago, a data security expert told me that

      'Any repository of your information that you do not directly control is by implication, NOT TO BE REGARDED AS SECURE'

      He went on to say

      "If you do not regularly

      test the ability of your information store to repel intruders both physical and electronic on a regular basis, you should not be let anywhere near the data held on that store"

      As far as I'm concerned, 'the cloud' is insecure. Sadly the stable door was breached far too many years ago for my concerns to matter one little bit.

  2. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "Don't send private information over email"

    When will people learn that email is to be treated like shouting in the street ?


    If you're not sending mail to someone you know personally, it is a professional email and its contents should be controlled.

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