Flaw in E-mailing System Exposes Millions of Mexicans’ E-mails

Bogdan Botezatu reports:

A massive numbers of Prodigy subscribers in Mexico have had their email conversations exposed overnight because of a security flaw in the company’s mobile e-mail and web-based mail systems.

According to a news report by El Economista, the flaw allowed search engines to simply index private conversations and list them on the World Wide Web in search results. At the moment, security specialist Ken Westin, who discovered the flaw, estimates that several thousand e-mail accounts registered on prodigy.net.mx and several other domains have been exposed.

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