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Administrators continue to fail in securing databases by using proper configs

2015/08/15

Softpedia - (International) Security researchers from BinaryEdge released analysis of 4 technologies including Redis, MongoDB, Memcached, and ElasticSearch, revealing that almost 1.2 petabytes (PB), or 1,175 terabytes (TB) of data were vulnerable due to administrators' use of default configurations that do not block connections from untrusted external actors. [ed.: For more, see this post in the Optimal Security blog.]

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/administrators-continue-to-fail-in-securing-databases-by-using-proper-configs-489322.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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