Identify theft protection service LifeLock reportedly exposed customer email addresses

 identity theft protection plan LifeLock

LifeLock’s Web site exposed customer email addresses by tying each customer account to a numeric “subscriberkey” that could be easily enumerated.

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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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LifeLock  company that’s built a name for itself based on the promise of helping consumers protect their identities online  may have actually exposed customers to additional attacks from ID thieves and phishers 

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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