Saturday, December 27, 2014
For Reprographics 101, I do a fair amount of research on Google.
Yesterday, while doing that – Google research on the Internet – I found links to a reprographer’s “order” files. With this link, I found that I could view every order this company processed. I could not only view the orders, I could print them! The orders showed names of customers, services provided, and unit prices for each service. If I’d wanted to, I could have spent hours and hours building a customer list, including information about unit prices offered to each customer!
After I realized what I’d found, I e-mailed the CEO of the company whose order files I found open on the Internet, to let him know what I found. Shortly after I did that, I received an e-mail acknowledging my "alert".
This morning, I was unable to access the order files, so, evidently, fixing the problem was done very quickly.
Which brings to mind the question - - are your servers, those connected to the Internet – secure? You might want to check that periodically!
Happy New Year!
Posted by Joel Salus at 8:03 AM