CHAPTER 3

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Introducing Hadoop Security

We live in a very insecure world. Starting with the key to your home’s front door to those all-important virtual keys, your passwords, everything needs to be secured—and well. In the world of Big Data where humungous amounts of data are processed, transformed, and stored, it’s all the more important to secure your data.

A few years back, the London Police arrested a group of young people for fraud and theft of digital assets worth $30 million. Their 20-year-old leader used Zeus Trojan, software designed to steal banking information, from his laptop to commit the crime. Incidents like these are commonplace ...

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