Certificate Spill

Accidental “certificate spill” is a common problem in file transfer security.   It occurs when an untrained or careless individual accidentally sends the private key associated with a public/private certificate pair to someone who only needs the public component. Certificate spill is a dangerous problem because it exposes credentials that allow unauthorised individuals to act with[..]

Clear Text Password

A “clear text password” is a common problem in file transfer security.   It is a dangerous problem because it exposes credentials that allow unauthorised individuals to act with the identity and permission of trusted individuals and systems. The problem happens in at least five different areas: Clear text password during input: This problem occurs when[..]

Double Post

A “double post” is the act of sending a file in for processing twice on a production system. Most operators consider a “double post” to be far worse than a missing file or missing transmission, because files sent in for internal processing often cannot be cleanly backed out.  Double post violations involving hundreds or thousands[..]