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US brokerage leaves customer data unsecured

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Even the best security system in the world is fallible if someone leaves the front door wide open. Thanks to a bungle by one of its external suppliers, 20,000 customers of online US brokerage firm Scottrade have had their sensitive loan applications laid bare to the outside world. An employee… Read more »

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Start securing databases to stop data breaches

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Poorly secured databases are emerging as one of the biggest contributors to major data breaches. Culprits-in-chief are open-source NoSQL databases – you may recall several breaches involving MongoDB databases in the past year. NoSQL non-relational databases are quick, flexible and easy to use; but therein lies part of the problem,… Read more »

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