S3 Data Security and Privacy Protection, Old Lessons Are Still Applicable Today Recently, there has been a buzz generated in regard to the S3 security. Various news headlines have been dotted with massive data breach supposedly caused by insecure S3 bucket. So, if you happen to be reading this, you may want to find more concerning the S3 data security and privacy protection and why Amazon cannot fix the issue. First, it is important that I point out the fact that the S3 (Simple Storage Service) has nothing wrong in itself in regards to its security and privacy. It should also be noted that the use of S3 compatible servers is employed by Cloud providers and other corporations on their LAN networks apart from its use by Amazon.

S3 is simply an internet protocol designed for data storage, retrieval and transmission and it is simple and easy to implement. Simple Storage Service allows developers to use scripts and other available methods to utilize the use and abilities of virtually unlimited storage across hybrids and traditional clouds.

S3 can be run either in the cloud or on S3 -compatible servers as a service. Once data is available in Simple Storage Service, the data is able to be moved about in a quicker manner to other different resources and made accessible to numerous applications including web browsers and in different coding languages flavored natively.

If you encountered news about Open S3 Bucket massive data leakage, then it is important also that you understand a few things. An Open S3 Bucket refers simply to a storage location that allows unauthenticated users or public access. Many times, the bucket permissions are set to allow the public to easily access and read its contents. This is comparable to the past share of an open folder. However, with a corporate LAN open file folders, access was rigidly limited. With an Open S3 Bucket though, it is rigidly opened to the world.

If you want to find the way you may be able to locate Open S3 Buckets on the internet, note that is an easy task. There are a few different ways to know the Buckets' location. First, there are search engines that are increasingly becoming popular and are able to find out S3 buckets, index their contents, and thus make them possible to search.

Http://buckets.grayhatwarfare.com is one such popular search engine site. The search engine site allows free searches and for a user to access advanced features, the account must be upgraded. Another way for you to target a company that is directly on the lookout for Open S3 Buckets is to clone their website. This means crawling the website of the company and copying every page of the website to a local disk of hackers.

Once a hacker has downloaded the site, a thorough examination is conducted through the site code for the purpose unearthing links to not only documents but also other resources hosted on the Simple Storage Service servers. An example of a link can be s3.cyberia.cb/Marketing.docx. The location root is browsed by a hacker to see if other files were seen. Alternatively, you can employ the use of a "Brute Force", an advanced technique for S3 buckets attack in search for exposed directories.

Since you have already known what an S3 is and some of the techniques and tools used by hackers to locate open S3 Buckets, it is important that you assist in lowering the victim potential of your company. So that you are not vulnerable to attack, you can employ the use of of norton.com/setup.

Apart from employing the use of www.norton.com/setup, you should also avoid the use of poorly written scripts. Additionally, only employ the use of a bucket only for the reason created. If the content is locked down in a bucket and now you want it to be available to the public, the content should be transferred to a bucket that is newly created. This will help safeguard anyone from realizing that the content is now publicly available.

Published by Justin Schumakar