Theodore's World: Cybersecurity Expert: Amazon Would Be a "10" on Security, is a 1 or 2..."Stay Away From It" [Audio]

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December 04, 2013

Cybersecurity Expert: Amazon Would Be a "10" on Security, is a 1 or 2..."Stay Away From It" [Audio]

David Kennedy, a former NSA analyst and CEO of TrustedSec is hired by big companies to test the security of their computer systems. In an interview this afternoon on the Sean Hannity radio program he gives the website a rating of 1 or 2 in terms of security. He warns people not to go onto the website because it is simply not safe.

"I'd say stay away from it"..."What we found was the basic things weren't even addressed"..."We're finding this without even touching the website, what really lies underneath is the real concerning part"

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“It doesn’t appear that any security fixes were done at all,” David Kennedy, CEO of the online security firm TrustedSec, told the Washington Free Beacon.

Kennedy said fundamental safeguards missing from that were identified by his company more than a month ago have yet to be put in place.

“There are a number of security concerns already with the website, and that’s without even actually hacking the site, that’s just a purely passive analysis of [it],” he said. “We found a number of critical exposures that were around sensitive information, the ability to hack into the site, things like that. We reported those issues and none of those appear to have been addressed at all.”

After warning Americans when testifying before Congress on Nov. 19 to stay away from, Kennedy now says the situation is even worse.

“They said they implemented over 400 bug fixes,” he said. “When you recode the application to fix these 400 bugs—they were rushing this out of the door to get the site at least so it can work a little bit—you’re introducing more security flaws as you go along with it because you don’t even check that code.”

“I’m a little bit more skeptical now, and I would still definitely advise individuals to not use the website because it’s definitely something that I don’t believe is secure and neither did the four individuals that testified in front of Congress,” Kennedy said. “I think there’s some major security concerns there around privacy and information, and they haven’t even come close to being addressed, and won’t be in the short term.”

Wild Thing's comment............

No way would I ever go to their website.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 4, 2013 12:50 AM