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Silicon.com reports that a blogger has exposed a massive security blunder by the Dutch military, which allowed highly sensitive documents to be shared with users of the popular file-sharing application Kazaa.
According to blog Geenstijl, the problem occurred when an administrator within the military’s border control division took unencrypted documents home to work on them and somehow managed to drop the files into the shared folder he used to swap content with other Kazaa members.
His blunder meant anybody in the world could potentially have accessed the 75-page document, which reportedly contained details of phone-tapping operations.
Nobody has explained why the military files weren’t encrypted.