The recent data breach at the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia continues to pick up steam. Emails, source code and data files related to climate change research recently appeared on a public FTP server as reported in The Register and now it’s become a public relations nightmare dubbed Climategate.
Climategate just happens to be the latest embarrassing leak of sensitive info – in this case it’s of global interest. While we aren’t in a position to voice an opinion on climate change, we definitely have an opinion on unsecure FTP servers – they’re unsecure and leave sensitive data exposed for anyone to view. If you are at an organization that stills uses FTP for sharing files and this story is making you a little uncomfortable, there’s still time to add FTP Replacement to your to-do list for your 2010 – we could even get you sorted out before year end, so you can sleep better over the holidays.
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