Home Security BitDefender internal audit finds AWS API keys may have leaked

Romanian security company BitDefender appears to have detected the possibility of an exposure of Amazon API Keys judging by an email template for its customers.

The news was broken by well-known British security researcher Kevin Beaumont who said in a tweet: "BitDefender have had a breach to do with their BitDefender Security-as-a-Service for AWS product."

A template for the email said that during an internal security review, BitDefender had discovered that "your Amazon AWS API key associated with your GravityZone Cloud account might have been inadvertently exposed".

"If as per our installation guidelines you generated the key to allow a limited set of read-only operations, there should be no impact.

"Nonetheless, we recommend that you renew the AWS API key associated with your GravityZone appliance by following the steps detailed below."

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iTWire has contacted BitDefender for comment.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the sitecame into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

 

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