All Verizon Customer Emails Were Opened Up To Hackers Thanks To Glaring Bug

Thomas Fox-Brewster reports:

US telecoms giant Verizon has had a bad couple of years from a privacy point of view, from revelations of unrestrained NSA access to its’ customers call metadata or “permacookies” that could have permanently tracked users web activity. It could do without any other embarrassment, but on Sunday a researcher revealed a glaring vulnerability related to the company’s My FiOS Android app that could have been exploited to gain access to other customers’ emails with little effort. Verizon was so shocked by the findings it moved to close off the flaw within three days of disclosure – but it still hasn’t added vital encryption to its email in transit.

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