Government Agencies Exposed Internal Databases

    Date29 Mar 2002
    CategoryGovernment
    2796
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Four U.S. government Web sites left the contents of internal databases open to Web surfers, French security experts revealed Thursday. Databases operated by the Commerce Department's STAT-USA/Internet service, as well as the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the . . . Four U.S. government Web sites left the contents of internal databases open to Web surfers, French security experts revealed Thursday. Databases operated by the Commerce Department's STAT-USA/Internet service, as well as the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Federal Judicial Center, allowed remote Internet users to browse documents ranging from correspondence to online order data, Newsbytes has confirmed.

    The insecure sites were all running IBM's Lotus Domino server, according to Antoine Champagne, leader of Kitetoa.com, a group of Paris-based computer security enthusiasts that discovered the flaws.

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