Media mention: "‘Cloud squatters’ find data meant for previous tenants"


Patrick McDaniel, holder of the William L. Weiss Chair in Information and Communications Technology in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Eric Pauley, doctoral student in computer science and engineering, were recently quoted in the IT Brew story, ‘Cloud squatters’ find data meant for previous tenants.’ The story discusses McDaniels’ and Pauley’s recent findings that current cloud server practices leave sensitive data up for grabs.

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“While this traffic is usually ignored by the new organization, an attacker can purposefully record this traffic and extract sensitive user data."

— Eric Pauley, doctoral candidate in computer science