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Editor's note: In this four-part series, Inman News looks at real estate security in the Internet era. It's no longer just a matter of keeping clients' home keys in a safe place. The Web has opened up vulnerabilities to data scraping, and new responsibilities for consumer privacy, MLS passwords and lockbox pass codes. (See Part 1: Real estate industry steps up MLS security; Part 2: Keep real estate clients' private info private and Part 3: Getting a grip on real estate data scraping.) While performing a recent security audit for a real estate company, Clareity Consulting executives took over the company's video conferencing system using a default password and said they could see and hear the boardroom – and all the confidential business discussions taking place there – just fine. That's just one of the horror stories the company has from performing security audits for the industry over the years. In another recent audit, Clareity found an old vendor "back door" accoun...