According to a report from TechCrunch, an online company that allows people in the US to obtain a copy of their birth certificate has exposed more than 752,000 applications. The case of negligence was discovered by Fidus Information Security, a company that conducts online penetration testing, and verified by TechCrunch. The two found that the company is storing the applications on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cache that's not protected by a password. By simply entering the "easy-to-guess" address of the cache in a browser, a malicious visitor could access the documents held within. TechCrunch didn't disclose the name of the company to protect the privacy of those who used its service.