– Verizon site flaw allowed access to records – Aug 12, 2005

Verizon Wireless customers who signed up for online billing services were able to peek at some details of others’ accounts due to a Web site programming error that was caught by a customer and fixed this week, a company spokesman said Thursday.

The flaw allowed customers who punched in another user’s phone number to see how many airtime minutes that person had used, as well as the number of free minutes they had remaining for the month, spokesman Tom Pica said. Snoopers could also learn what cell phone model a customer used.

Yet another security breach … I am so glad I don’t have Verizon Wireless. And to think … I almost bought the Verizon Wireless 2 for 1 deal a few months back too! *whew*

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