Corporate, Personal Secrets Revealed In Online Word Docs
from the what-have-you-written-lately? dept
A researcher from AT&T Labs is demonstrating just how easy it is to find confidential (either corporate or personal) information online with a simple test. He did some random online searches for word documents, downloaded them, and then looked at what data had been "deleted", but which the document still had hidden. Basically, the problem here is that most people don't realize just how much extra and "deleted" information programs like Word store. Microsoft claims that in the next version of Office they're going to have tools to help prevent this sort of thing.