Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Porn portal's user database open and accessible on the net

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-22-12 01:31 PM
Original message
Porn portal's user database open and accessible on the net
Apparently, the user database of the porn portal was openly available on the internet. The VideosZ site offers adult customers the ability to download any available porn DVD for a fee of about $30. But a security hole allowed several hundred thousand data records of customers and affiliate partners, including such information as addresses, passwords, credit card details and downloaded movies, to be accessed without password authentication.

An anonymous reader of heise Security, The H's associate in Germany, had stumbled across an IP address that gave access to a server with an unprotected phpMyAdmin interface. Such servers are usually protected by a log-in procedure and can normally only be accessed from specific computers.

In addition to customer data, the database also exposed the business data of VideosZ affiliates and information on paid premiums. Heise Security informed the server operators of the problem, and access protection was implemented as a result. However, VideosZ declined to comment further on the issue.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC