Thousands of etcd installs leak 750MB worth of passwords and keys

By Pierluigi Paganini

Thousands of etcd installations are currently leaking 750MB worth of passwords, keys, and sensitive data.

Thousands of servers belonging to private businesses and organizations are leaking credentials and potentially sensitive data.

It is quite easy for hackers to use the credentials to access the servers and steal sensitive data or use the machines to power cyber attacks.

According to the researcher Giovanni Collazo, querying the popular Shodan search engine he found almost 2,300 servers exposed online that were running etcd, which is a distributed key value store that provides a reliable way to store data across a cluster of machines.

This kind of database is …read more

Via:: Security Affiars