Mar 232018

Update: I missed the original credit/source for this story when I posted it, but do see Dan Goodin’s article on Ars Technica.

Original post:

Remember Memcached servers? Now, we have another case of servers exposed online and fulfilling evil intentions of the hackers. This time, thousands of etcd servers maintained by corporates and organizations are spitting sensitive passwords and encrypted keys, allowing anyone to get access to important data.

Security researcher Giovanni Collazo was able to harvest 8781 passwords, 650 AWS access keys, 23 secret keys, and 8 private keys.

Read more on FossBytes.

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