The 10 Biggest Security Stories Of 2011

In August, Yale University sent letters to alumni, faculty and students, warning them that the names and social security numbers of 43,000 people associated with the school had been available on Google search for the last 10 months. A 1999 computer file containing the information was moved to an insecure section of a server, where it could be searched by Google. The file was later removed and Google purged it from its search engine. The university said there was no evidence that the publicly disclosed information was misused or that the information had been available to other major search engines, such as Yahoo and Microsoft Bing.

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