Threats to Data Security

Threats to Data Security

Summary: It is not exactly news that people can steal data if they have access to it. But it is true that enhanced access makes data theft more likely.

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It is not exactly news that people can steal data if they have access to it. But it is true that enhanced access makes data theft more likely. A case in point is a proof of concept program written by this blogger called slurp.exe that when installed on an iPod allows it to glean particular file types from the machine it is connected to. A pretty convenient way of backing up your Microsoft Office documents! Or, a great way to steal data. The author dubs the process Pod-Slurping, which is a great term.

Of course if you wanted to comb through gigs of data looking for the random bit of “pay-dirt

Topic: Big Data

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