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Used Memory Sticks Sold in Australia were found containing Private Data of the Australian Government | Security Research Institute

According to a new study, used memory sticks being traded online have been found to containing confidential data of the Australian government.

The research paper to be exhibited at a cyber security conference in Perth, uncovers how the researchers identified the legislature data around a “treasure trove” of secret material on the unused memory sticks.

The data that was recuperated is not for a personal nature, but it seems to start from Australian government offices and business.

Due to this, authors of the Security Research Institute at Perth’s Edith Cowan University, Patryk Szewczyk and Krishnun Sansurooah, were prompted to urge the sellers to be cautious they are not giving over their mysteries by taking cash for old memory sticks. Security Research Institute

The study completed, “The results show that sellers are sending memory cards with no evidence of erasure, poor attempts to erase data – or simply asking the buyer to erase the data prior to use.”

Within the year, there is a sum of 140 second-hand memory cards that were purchased, with every one of it is having a data its information recouped and accordingly investigated. A few vendors are not actually trying to erase the old information themselves.

Past-related studies by the same authors have also uncovered data from the government on memory sticks that were sold. The authors’ concerned vendors were not learning the lessons of progressively normal instances of data fraud.

A year ago, analysis of many cards bought online likewise uncovered almost 20% for all the memory apparatuses held suggestive or sexualised pictures.

The authors are now signifying sellers including eBay the requirement to issue warnings when data storage tools are being offered over the Internet.

In a study informed that it is clear that activities must be taken by second hand auction locales, and the media to bring issues to light and instruct end-users on the best way to discard information in a suitable way.

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Title: Used Memory Sticks Sold in Australia were found containing Private Data of the Australian Government
Reviewed by Alma May on Nov 30
Rating: 5.0
Summary: Australian government’s confidential data was found in used memory sticks that were being sold in the market.
Description: Authors of Security Research Institute at Perth’s Edith Cowan University were prompted to urge the sellers to be cautious in selling the used memory sticks and delete everything they contained before selling them.