6 keys to MongoDB database security

6 keys to MongoDB database security

Security is a trending topic again, thanks to recent data leaks involving big corporations. For example, as reported by ZDNet, Chinese companies have leaked an astonishing 590 million resumes. Most of the resume leaks occurred because of poorly secured databases, which were left exposed online without a password or ended up online following unexpected firewall errors. Of the eight hacks mentioned in the article, only one was related to MongoDB, but that breach accounted for around one-third of the documents exposed.

In another reported case, an Indian government agency left details of millions of pregnant women exposed online. The exposed data contained detailed information about the patients, doctors, and medical centers. At the time this article was written, the MongoDB database was still exposed online without a password. The good news is that the medical records have been removed from the database.

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(Insider Story) 6 keys to MongoDB database security
Source: Security