Identify theft protection service LifeLock reportedly exposed customer email addresses


Symantec’s identity theft protection service, LifeLock, has reportedly exposed millions of customer email addresses due to a website bug.

LifeLock’s website was taken down briefly after alerted by security journalist and researcher Brian Krebs, who published the flaw on his blog.

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The vulnerability allowed anyone with a web browser to collect customer email addresses by changing a number in the URL, which is used to unsubscribe from LifeLock’s communications. 

Each sequential number corresponds to a customer record, and changing that number revealed an email address on the webpage. Read more…

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