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UK-based Card Factory Website Glitch Exposes Personal Data

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News is breaking that a leading retailer has seen a website glitch put the privacy of customers’ personal data at risk. This time,Card Factory, a popular UK-based greeting card business, has been storing customers’ data in an insecure way, letting the public access their photos with a basic URL trick, specifically through an ‘insecure direct object reference.’ Bryan Becker, Application Security Researcher,WhiteHat Security, commented on the incident.

Bryan Becker, Application Security Researcher atWhiteHat Security:

“The Card Factory security incident is an important reminder that our personal information is constantly at risk. Unfortunately, Card Factory’s response to the personal data breach shows they are out of touch with the realities of modern software security and failed to follow Secure Coding Principles. The first steps any company should take to start a security program (in any order) are to: a) Set up some sort of auditing, testing, or scanning, b) Implement a...(continued)

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