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What Is Data Exposure and How to Prevent It

What Is Data Exposure and How to Prevent It

Information Security, IT Support
What Is Data Exposure and How to Prevent It Just a few days into 2019, one of the largest data exposure so far this year has come to light: the data leak of millions of data from an unprotected database of a California-based Voice-over-IP (VoIP) service provider VOIPo. Cloudflare security researcher Justin Painerevealed that VOIPo's database had been accidentally left publicly accessible, unintentionally leaking huge volume of data, including 6.7 million VOIP call logs, 6 million SMS/MMS message logs, and other documents containing internal hostnames, usernames, passwords and API keys. Paine said he discovered the exposed VOIPo's database using Shodan, a search engine, which unlike Google and other search engines that index only the web, indexes pretty much everything else that's plugged into the internet, including webcams and smart TVs. Using…
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Tag: data exposure

What Is Data Exposure and How to Prevent It

What Is Data Exposure and How to Prevent It

Information Security, IT Support
What Is Data Exposure and How to Prevent It Just a few days into 2019, one of the largest data exposure so far this year has come to light: the data leak of millions of data from an unprotected database of a California-based Voice-over-IP (VoIP) service provider VOIPo. Cloudflare security researcher Justin Painerevealed that VOIPo's database had been accidentally left publicly accessible, unintentionally leaking huge volume of data, including 6.7 million VOIP call logs, 6 million SMS/MMS message logs, and other documents containing internal hostnames, usernames, passwords and API keys. Paine said he discovered the exposed VOIPo's database using Shodan, a search engine, which unlike Google and other search engines that index only the web, indexes pretty much everything else that's plugged into the internet, including webcams and smart TVs. Using…
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