A security tale: from vulnerability discovery to disaster

Tuesday, 15 June 2004, 4:26 PM EST

It's one of the largest wireless companies in the United States. It has billions of dollars in the bank. And last week, it had a colossal security problem on its hands.

In the classic cool-features-versus-common-sense scenario, the company, which we cannot name given the gravity of its security hole, decided to improve its Web site with a new "customer friendly" feature that allowed its wireless users to check on their plan and the amount of minutes available and make online payments.

The caveat? There was absolutely no authentication needed. None. Period.

By Jason Beta at Search Security.

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