Net Hacker Tool du Jour: Google

from the obscure-no-more dept

It seems that the web is quickly becoming a smaller and smaller place. No longer can systems without any sort of security in place try to use a “security by obscurity” method of protecting their data. Thanks to Google, hackers are having an easy time finding completely unprotected databases online. The article focuses on a single example of doing a search on a common FileMaker Pro phrase, and discovering hundreds of unprotected online databases, including one that had detailed patient records for a medical school.

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