An organization in a related business was recently hacked. The hackers downloaded several GB worth of files with private information and posted it on the Internet. The news article states:
“They were able to feed our system a pseudo-encryption key that the system should not have accepted but did because of software errors”
Since I live in a Windows world, this terminology is unfamiliar to me. Please can someone explain what this means and how it might apply to Windows? I believe I'm following all best practices, but I'm trying to determine if there's something I can learn from the above that could apply to me in a Windows environment.