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Data Leakage

Overview#

Data Leakage happens whenever a system reveals some data to an eavesdropper

Data Leakage has no consideration as to if the data is Sensitive Data. Of course Sensitive Data is more of a higher level of Risk and often a Regulatory Risk.

For example, when designing an Encrypted instant messaging network, a network engineer without the capacity to crack Encryption codes can be an Observer when messages are transmitted, even if he could not read them.

Data Leakage typically leads to the ability to Predict some outcome to a relative high degree and create some an Exploit of the Protocol or the Encryption which could result in Data loss.

Credential Leakage is when the actual Credential is acquired by an Observer.

Data Leakage maybe used with Identity Correlation enhance the Digital Identity of a person and SHOULD always be a Privacy Consideration

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