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(ZDNet)   Data of 243 million Brazilians exposed online. That's a lot   (zdnet.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, Computer security, Password, Source code, User, Brazil, Authentication, personal information, Brazilian newspaperEstadao  
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2020-12-03 6:26:23 PM  
It's a quadzillion.
 
2020-12-03 6:27:25 PM  
243 quadzillions, to be precise.
 
2020-12-03 7:21:44 PM  
I was promised exposed Brazilians.
 
2020-12-03 7:59:13 PM  
Brazil's population c. 2019 was roughly 210 million so... like every Brazilian and then some?
 
2020-12-03 8:41:03 PM  
What exposed Brazilians might look like.
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2020-12-04 12:41:40 AM  
So...like British billion?
 
2020-12-04 12:43:26 AM  

WordsnCollision: Brazil's population c. 2019 was roughly 210 million so... like every Brazilian and then some?


Apparently that included at least 30 million dead people.
 
2020-12-04 11:06:44 PM  
Since a website's source code can be accessed and reviewed by anyone pressing F12 inside their browser, Estadao reporters searched for similar issues in other government sites.

Only if it's the 1990s and server side scripting languages haven't yet been invented. I'm guessing it was a direct API call in JS and their developers were a thousand monkeys with typewriters.
 
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