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TaimoorZubair
TaimoorZubair
5/27/2018 2:44:21 AM
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Guardian
Re: Security 101
@Ariella: It also poses a question on the part of Amazon to allow an account to be created and managed without a password. While the leak is primarily out of a human blunder, it does affect the reputation for the cloud service or the platform to have such a security weakness in the platform.

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
5/26/2018 4:48:47 AM
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Guardian
Re: Security 101
I was wondering about the exact same thing. I also would like to know exactly how someone just forgets to protect the serviers with a password. Yes, things can happen and accidents can happen. But, it’s like going out and leaving your front door wide open.

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TaimoorZubair
TaimoorZubair
5/24/2018 5:57:02 AM
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Guardian
Security 101
"The servers were hosted on Amazon Web Services and were left unprotected and accessible to anyone without a password, according to ZDNet, which first reported the issue on May 20."

This is a serious violation of security and something as basic as Security 101. I don't think how can anyone get away with leaving servers unguarded on a public cloud especially after being aware of how data hungry algorithms are mining the internet every minute. I wonder if the IT team got to retain their jobs after this or not.

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Ariella
Ariella
5/23/2018 10:49:17 AM
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cloud security
<"The cloud providers probably need to do more, and in fact they are moving in this direction, to protect the cloud assets of organizations with little or no expertise," > Are they doing this of their own accord -- volunteering the information proactively? Or are they just willing to answer questions that their clients send their way?

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