Verizon Security Flaw Left Millions Of Home Internet Users Vulnerable To Attack

Joseph Bernstein reports:

With its $4.4 billion purchase yesterday of AOL, the telecom giant Verizon gained millions of new home internet customers. But a glaring security flaw suggests they may have put millions of their existing internet customers at risk.

BuzzFeed News has learned of a vulnerability in Verizon’s service that could have allowed anyone to view the personal information of any of its 9 million home internet customers simply by visiting its website with a spoofed IP address — the very same personal information that can be used to obtain password resets and gain full control over those home accounts.

Verizon fixed the security loophole after being notified of it by BuzzFeed News.

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