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Windows 8 contacts cache exposes personal data

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    Windows 8 contacts cache exposes personal data


    New Windows 8 Forensics Guide shows how a lingering cache of automatically collected contacts are stored unencrypted on a Windows 8 client.

    Windows 8 is currently in Consumer's Preview, and has it ALREADY been compromised? Read about it here:

    Windows 8 contacts cache exposes personal data | Microsoft windows - InfoWorld
    Last edited by Brink; 30 May 2012 at 11:13. Reason: fixed format to comply with News articvle posting guidlines

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    this bit caught my eye" at least, I was very surprised to find -- that Windows 8 doesn't build its Contacts list dynamically. Instead, it keeps a cache of contacts from all of those sources stored on the machine. The cache persists even when the user logs off or the machine is turned off."

    Surely that has always been the case? There has, way back into legacy OSs, been a folder "Contacts". Whatever you choose to put in there, is available to all.
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Windows 8 contacts cache exposes personal data
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