Amazon Web Services users are carelessly leaking tons of sensitive data


Personal credentials, proprietary source code, confidential employee contracts, even human genome sequences – these are just a few examples of sensitive data picked up by a security firm looking into a feature of Amazon’s Web Services. “We were very surprised with both the amount and the sensitivity of the data that was shared publicly,” NVTeh CEO Ivo Ugrina told us. Since launching AWS a little over ten years ago, Amazon has devoted commendable effort to provide quality training for businesses seeking to implement its cloud computing solutions into their already existing IT infrastructure. But despite these attempts, it is still threateningly easy for uninformed users…

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