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I'm afraid your suggestion that "No real company was affected by this" doesn't bear out with the evidence that I've seen or the experiences I've had in security.

Real companies with real data make some pretty elementary mistakes with regards to security. I'm a security tester and the number of times I've got access to systems deployed by real companies who've really paid money for an external security reviewer using things like default creds is quite high.

It's tempting to think that this is just an education issue and that once people know how to do security well things will get better but personally, my opinion after 16 years in security is that this isn't the case.

Effort spent on security is a trade-off with other things and in many cases people make the choice (either unconsciously or deliberately) not to prioritise it.




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