Top tip: Don't upload your confidential biz files to free malware-scanning websites

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Minimalist, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/16/sandbox_sites_exposing_data/
     
  2. guest

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    Who in his right mind would upload confidential files to any sites without even knowing who manage it... Do you send your taxes reports to some unknown dude offering you free checking? I guess no.
     
  3. mirimir

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    Right. I also don't get sites that check uploaded passwords for security. I mean, WTF?
     
  4. Rasheed187

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    But shouldn't these malware scanning sites also make clear that uploaded data is published and available to other people? But yes, even if this wasn't the case, why on earth would you trust these malware scanning sites with your documents.
     
  5. roger_m

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    I'm sure that they do. But how many people actually read the terms of service?
     
  6. guest

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    none then they whine.
     
  7. mirimir

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    Running anti-malware apps locally can also leak information. Just sayin'.
     
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    Misuse of Alphabet’s Virus Scanner is Exposing Sensitive Files
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    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/misuse-alphabet-virus-scanner-exposing-230000762.html
     
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