UC Baby shuts down ultrasound video service due to lack of security

Yvonne Colbert reports:

It bills itself as Canada’s No. 1 trusted company for 3D ultrasounds, but UC Baby has shut down its video service across the country because of a lack of security, after a CBC News investigation raised questions about whether customers can trust the service to protect their privacy.

A tip from a viewer alerted CBC News to the vulnerability of the site, which allowed access to ultrasounds on its server, as well as the family name, city or town and the time and day the ultrasound was performed.

“It’s just a really big shock right now for me,” UC Baby owner Dr. Tina Ureten said in a phone interview from Florida. “I didn’t know it was so easy [to access videos].”

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