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US Postal Service Plugs API Flaw - One Year Later


Governance , Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing (VA/PT)

US Postal Service Plugs API Flaw - One Year Later Flaw Exposed Personal Data For 60 Million 'Informed Visibility' Accounts Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • November 22, 2018 Photo: U.S. Postal Service

A vulnerability in a U.S. Postal Service application for tracking mail in real-time would have allowed anyone logged into the service to view personal data for as many as 60 million accounts.

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USPS fixed the error within 48 hours, according to information security reporter Brian Krebs, who alerted the organization after he received a tip from an anonymous security researcher.

However, Krebs reports that his source told USPS of the problem more than a year ago. The issue wasn't fixed then, and USPS apparently never responded to the researcher.

"We currently have no information that this vulnerability was...(continued)
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