Smart home maker leaks customer data, device passwords

Smart home maker leaks customer data, device passwords

A company that makes a smart home management platform is leaking data about its customers and their device passwords via an ElasticSearch server that it left exposed on the internet without a password.

ElasticSearch server exposed the personal data of over 57 million US citizens

ElasticSearch server exposed the personal data of over 57 million US citizens

The researchers said the ElasticSearch server --a technology used for powering search functions-- was leaking over 73GB of data, and that several databases were cached inside the server's memory.