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Yale social security numbers exposed in latest case of ‘Google hacking’

By eCampus News staff and wire reports
August 25th, 2011

It is used by millions of people on the internet every day. Now, it is also used with increasing frequency by hackers seeking sensitive data like Social Security numbers: a Google search, the Huffington Post reports. A recent data breach at Yale University marks the latest example of a security flaw exposed by “Google hacking,” which involves querying the popular search engine for website vulnerabilities. For 10 months, names and Social Security numbers belonging to 43,000 people affiliated with Yale were visible through a Google search, the Yale Daily News reported last week…

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