Maker of ‘smart’ chastity cage left users’ emails, passwords, and locations exposed
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai reports on yet another incident in which responsible disclosure by a researcher and follow-up by media failed to get a company to address vulnerabilities that left the personal information of customers exposed:
A company that makes a chastity device for people with a penis that can be controlled by a partner over the internet exposed users’ email addresses, plaintext passwords, home addresses and IP addresses, and — in some cases — GPS coordinates, due to several flaws in its servers, according to a security researcher.
The researcher, who asked to remain anonymous because he wanted to separate his professional life from the kink-related work he does, said he gained access to a database containing records of more than 10,000 users, thanks to two vulnerabilities. The researcher said he exploited the bugs to see what data he could get access to. He also reached out to the company on June 17 alerting them of the issues in an attempt to get them to fix the vulnerabilities and protect their users’ data, according to a screenshot of the email he sent and shared with TechCrunch.
As of publication, the company has yet to fix the vulnerabilities, and did not respond to repeated requests for comment from TechCrunch.
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