Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists
Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster
UK.gov leaves user details wide open!
It has been reported that confidential information belonging to users of the UK government’s data dashboard has been left wide open. Since the information has been made public the UK Gov have asked users to change their passwords.
According to an email that has been released the information that was left open included names, hashed passwords and email addresses. All this information for the data.gov.uk site was left on a public third party system which was unsecure. This incident was discovered after a routine security review found a file containing some of the information mentioned above.
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