Microsoft passwords and keys exposed through misconfigured Azure storage

38TB of exposed data included passwords for Microsoft services, secret keys and conversations

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Microsoft passwords and keys leaked through misconfigured Azure storage
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Microsoft passwords and keys leaked through misconfigured Azure storage

A misconfigured link enabled public access to 38TB of Microsoft's confidential data from two employees' workstations, opening up the potential for injecting malicious code into Microsoft's AI models.

The unintentional exposure started in July 2020 when Microsoft's AI research division contributed open source AI learning models to a publicly accessible GitHub repository. It was only detected ...

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