Where have the technical reporters gone? Reading the press’ attempt to explain the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders data breach is both hilariously inept and painful.
Non technical people use databases all the time at their offices. They know the frustration of security denials. Getting multiple people to sign off on forms just so you can pull up a dept’s information on your screen. It’s been a part of our lives for decades.
Pull up a chair and lets see how this reporter tries to explain that somebody left full privileges on the databases’ user accounts.
What gibberish. Would it kill the reporter to explain . Security in a database? That individual users can only access data they’ve been given permission to read? An admin assistant in a dept can only access budget records for their department. They can’t see another dept’s budget and expenditures. That’s a very basic concept here. A big boss over the entire division might have an account with rights to see records for all the depts under him. But can’t see another division’s records.
It’s not a tech problem. Some dumb ass granted super privileges on these user accounts. Allowing them to see the entire database. Any DBA on the job for a week knows better than to do stupid shit like this.
You mean data is shared in a file? Why what in tarnation will these clever young people think of next? :smack: It’s called a database you idiot and they’ve been shared resources for at least 50 years.
which maintains a shared file of voter information for all of the party’s top presidential campaigns.
Really its a mountain out of a molehill. They left the door open and somebody walked in. Fix the account security, STFU, and move on. There’s nothing to see here other than the press exploiting a non-story.