Wanadoo in customer data security flap

Thursday, 18 May 2006, 1:19 PM EST

UK ISP Wanadoo has fixed a serious security problem that exposed the account information of many of its subscribers. The flaw arose because its web servers were incorrectly configured, thereby allowing users to view the contents of an entire folder instead of just an index web page.

Because of this index browsing flaw, it was possible for snoops to uncover the real name, user name, password, email address, and web space sub domain of listed customers from the affected account recovery system web servers. No authentication would have been required to retrieve this data.

At The Register.

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