BTopenwoe gives up punter's home addresses

Wednesday, 7 August 2002, 8:56 AM EST

This interesting tool for stalkers, debt collectors and snoops comes about because BTopenwoe's ADSL order tracking page doesn't check for a password when giving out details of addresses, order status and the like. So if you know someone's BT Click email address (perhaps after harvesting it from Google) and they happened to have ordered ADSL anytime recently - you're in.

The security foible came to our attention was drawn on to a posting on ADSLguide.org.uk, which gives more details of the issue. We tried it and the it does what it says on the tin, as far as BT Click addresses go. The exploit however doesn't appear to work for btinternet addresses, which can also be entered on the form.

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