The worst network security horror stories

Monday, 19 December 2005, 5:27 PM EST

If there's a law of network security, it is that disasters happen. However, some disasters are worse than others, both because of the causes and the consequences of the error. When the Canadian Air Miles loyalty card exposed subscribers' personal information on an unprotected website directory in 1999, the situation was a horror story both because the privacy of 50,000 consumers was compromised, but also because it was such a stupid error.

At Networking Pipeline.

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