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ENGINEER DISCOVERS SECURITY HOLE ON VERIZON WEB SITE

Source: Security Wire Digest

Posted on September 6, 2001

      A Seattle engineer says he found a huge hole in Verizon Wireless's Web site that allows unauthorized access to personal information, including customer phone numbers and cellphone usage records.

      Marc Slemko says he posted his findings on the BugTraq security mailing list after Verizon officials failed to act on his tip within a week.

      Slemko claims the URL can easily be manipulated during a live session to call up other account holders' information.

      Verizon officials are said to be investigating Slemko's claims.




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