Google’s new implementations on search results, lead to a scandal, effects yet unknown.
Even universities that has such reputations can face problems regarding their and their members security. An ivy league college and one of the most prominent one Yale University, has been the talk of technology spheres because of a great negligence. According to reports names, social security numbers and other sensitive information of 43 thousand students were leaked to anyone who has internet access for roughly 10 months. This fact alarmed university authorities.
According to Yale Daily News, these sensitive information was being stored at FTP servers that also stored open source information. When Google included FTP servers in their search results, information of these students leaked to Google for everyone to see. There are rumors that people searching others to check their Facebook account on Google were able to reach sensitive information such as contact information, social security numbers and other information. It is rather hard to understand the density of the problem yet, Yale authorities are not sure whether these information has been abused. Yale also created a program with credit card companies through which students can monitor their credit card usage which would alarm users but whether this precaution would be enough or not depends on the conscience of the hackers.