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Yet another Microsoft Power Apps data exposure

Security configurations are the ones that actually save your data from the tactics of hackers. One misconfiguration in data security and your data will become the bait for the hackers. The hackers have many tools by which they can access your data and leak the valuation information on the dark web.

This covid pandemic is an era of digitization and cloud based services. Lots of companies transformed into all cloud data back up and it gave an opportunity to data hackers to try their skills. Relying on cloud services require a lot of professional knowledge and without that the company’s data might left exposed.

Recently, around 38 million records were exposed online after a default in Microsoft’s Power Apps portal services which left the data completely open for the hackers to access and leak. Reportedly, Personal Identifiable Information such as Social Security Number, home addresses and COVID-19 vaccination information was accessible to anyone who would access the portal.

This flaw shows the vulnerability of mis coding such valuable apps as it was surely a fault in default security configuration. These kind of applications need proper security configurations and updates so to remove any bugs and improve the codes.

Microsoft claims that no personal data of any of the customers has been compromised but this incident surely show the importance of updating and configuring the cloud based apps with same level of upgardation with other business applications.

It is high time that the companies must realise the importance of the challenges with the cloud platforms as the hackers are always in search ofjuicy information and mostly target the big companies. Hence, the organizations must try to remove any deficits in the security configurations before it start affecting them from the hands of hackers.

Anamika

Anamika focuses on data privacy, data policy, digital policies, and puts users' privacy first. She loves exploring new tech and spends time looking around business politics and its impact on users and small businesses.
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