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# 210518 31-Mar-2017 07:18
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From the BBC

"Confidential documents, passwords and health data have been inadvertently shared by firms using Microsoft's Office 365 service, say researchers.

The sensitive information was found via a publicly available search engine that is part of Office 365.

Security researchers said many firms mistakenly thought documents would only be shared with colleagues not globally.

Microsoft said it would 'take steps' to change the service and remove the sensitive data.

Security researcher Kevin Beaumont discovered the sensitive information after using the search engine on Docs.com - a website that is part of the Office 365 online software service.

Many firms use Microsoft's well-known suite of office productivity programs by subscribing to Office 365 which also gives them access to online services including Skype as well as a document-sharing and storage system."

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39417479

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  # 1751001 31-Mar-2017 07:26
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Problem with this report is that DOCS.COM was designed for document publication, not just another cloud storage system.
All of its defaults are set to share (publish) everything. Its a case of people not reading the guidelines and understanding the server and settings.


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  # 1751024 31-Mar-2017 09:28
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The BBC article is so poorly worded, imo. As sampler points out, this affects the docs.com document publishing site. I mean... this really was just users not understanding what they were doing (possibly due to unclear information).


 
 
 
 


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  # 1751026 31-Mar-2017 09:31
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i was pleasantly surprised to only see a couple with my employer's logo on them :-)


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