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The Register: Database containing personal info on 106m people who traveled to Thailand found open to the internet


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It says that data was exposed, not stolen. 

Supposedly the error was found and corrected before anyone else could access the data. It also noted that no financial or contact information was exposed so there is little risk except that someone may find out something like "John Doe" travelled to Thailand 11 times in 12 months and stayed 10 days each time".

Reading the article, it sounds like a database of the TM-6 Arrival card information.

Not the first time this has happened. A couple years ago Immigration had outsourced the creation of a new database where all foreigners information was stored, including passport numbers and home addresses.

Whoever was making the database secured it with the typical "123456" password which someone else figured out almost immediately. Some of the information was posted on the internet and it took more than a day before authorities found out and changed the password.

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It reminds me of the security arrangements at one of our local banks.

A very big Thai bank connected to The Big Man.

They have a CCTV system which is no surprise but the monitor is in an area where the public can view it.  You can get a good look at the layout of the strong room which is handy for anyone planning a bank robbery.

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