Forgotten password clues create hacker risk

Tuesday, 21 March 2006, 2:16 AM EST

Security flaws in the "forgotten password" feature of ecommerce websites leave half the UK's online retailers open to attack, according to security consultancy SecureTest.

It warns that the log-in process of many transactional websites can be subverted by a "brute force" or enumeration attack. In a survey of 107 popular online retail websites in the UK, SecureTest found that 54 of the sites (or 50.5 per cent) are potentially vulnerable to this type of hack attack.

At The Register.

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