Biometric Database Exposed

Another day, another publicly accessible Elasticsearch database discovered, again by the research team from vpnmentor. This latest discovery included the fingerprints, facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and personal information of over 1 million people. The data was part of the BioStar 2 biometric security platform from Suprema, one of the world’s top 50 security product manufacturers.

Commentary:

It always amazes me when security firms and defense intelligence agencies themselves get hacked, and often for the most common of reasons. Just goes to show that the basics matter, no matter how big you are.

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