Poor security measures associated with software development puts organizations at risk
September 15, 2020
Digital Shadows revealed new research looking at the growing problem of company access keys inadvertently exposed during software development. Access keys, and their corresponding secrets, are used by developers to authenticate into other systems.
The CyberNews research team uncovered an unsecured database owned by an unidentified party, comprising 800 gigabytes of personal user information.The database was left on a publicly accessible server and contained more than 200 million detailed user records.
More than 10 years ago, I was deployed to Iraq as a U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst, assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Task Force with one clear objective: disrupt terrorist activities by targeting and capturing al-Qaeda insurgents.
Databases are the nerve center of our economy. Every piece of your personal information is stored there-medical records, bank accounts, employment history, pensions, car registrations, even your children's grades and what groceries you buy. Database attacks are potentially crippling-and relentless. View
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