Mark James, security expert at IT security provider ESET commented on the following news that the website belonging to the Kardashians has exposed the names and email addresses of more than half a million users.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Mark James, Security Expert at IT Security Provider ESET :

“This is what can happen when you take a massive, potential money making scenario and apply an urgency to get it off the ground without thoroughly looking into the security aspect of how you’re going to protect all the vulnerable peoples data you will collect. The Kardashians have a massive following, Kim alone is the most popular person on Instagram with over 44 million followers, their combined Twitter accounts (Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Kylie) have over 80 million followers so there’s no reason to think that anything they put their name too is not going to attract a lot of attention. Now I fully understand when I say “them” I don’t actually mean the Kardashian ladies themselves, of course they will not be involved in the mundane business of creating websites and making sure its secure but they must be somewhat accountable.

They receive the monetary benefits so they should be involved in making sure that the right people look after it and as much money that’s needed is ploughed into making it secure. We will see more and more celebrities utilising this avenue for exposure and with that comes the risk of more people trying to get access to that data, some may not make it public until after they have used and abused it.”[/su_note][su_box title=”About ESET” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]ESETSince 1987, ESET® has been developing award-winning security software that now helps over 100 million users to Enjoy Safer Technology. Its broad security product portfolio covers all popular platforms and provides businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of performance and proactive protection. The company has a global sales network covering 180 countries, and regional offices in Bratislava, San Diego, Singapore and Buenos Aires.[/su_box]

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