Missouri governor vows criminal prosecution of reporter who found flaw in state website • Missouri Independent

Missouri governor vows criminal prosecution of reporter who found flaw in state website • Missouri Independent:

Chris Vickery, a California-based data security expert, told The Independent that it appears the department of education  was “publishing data that it shouldn’t have been publishing.

“That’s not a crime for the journalists discovering it,” he said. “Putting Social Security numbers within HTML, even if it’s ‘non-display rendering’ HTML, is a stupid thing for the Missouri website to do and is a type of boneheaded mistake that has been around since day one of the Internet. No exploit, hacking or vulnerability is involved here.” [emphasis mine]

Strong, accurate analysis by Chris.

I suggest Missouri voters elect someone smarter than Gov. Mike Parson.

Brian Krebs has more.

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