Education and Science Giant Elsevier Left Users’ Passwords Exposed Online
Due a to a misconfigured server, a researcher found a constant stream of Elsevier users’ passwords.
Elsevier is controversial, after acquiring a number of platforms that distributed academic material for free. Profit-driven Elsevier’s legal threats against other sites that openly host millions of scientific papers have forced them to go into the digital underground, and distribute their material with the protection of the Tor anonymity network. Some universities have boycotted Elsevier.