The database management system MongoDB is currently being downloaded at an impressive rate: approximately 30 000 times per day. Widely spread, this open source software is today the talk of the town because of a hacking wave that, according to some, was to be expected sooner or later.

In 2015, the Hackernews website was the first to raise concern about and its security flaws. Over 600 TB of data hosted by the NoSQL database were identified as being accessible without a password. Yes, you read that correctly. « These MongoDB instances weren’t exposed due to any flaw in its software, but due to a misconfiguration (bad security practice) that let any remote attacker access MongoDB databases without using any special hacking tool. », added the website.

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