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AliExpress WebSite Vulnerability Exposes Millions of Users' Private Information

AliExpress WebSite Vulnerability Exposes Millions of Users' Private Information

December 08, 2014Wang Wei
A critical, but easily exploitable personal information disclosure vulnerability has been discovered in the widely popular online marketplace AliExpress website that affects its millions of users worldwide. The reported vulnerability could allow anyone to steal personal information of hundreds of millions of AliExpress users without knowing their account passwords. AliExpress is an online marketplace owned by Chinese E-Commerce giant Alibaba.com , which offers more than 300 Million active users from more than 200 countries and regions to order items in bulk or one at a time at low wholesale prices. Amitay Dan , an Israeli application security researcher working at Cybermoon.cc, reported the vulnerability to The Hacker News after providing full disclosure of the flaw to the AliExpress team and Israeli media. According to the Proof-of-Concept video and screenshots provided by the security researcher to The Hacker News , AliExpress website allows logged in user to add
'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday' — 4 Scams To Watch Out For While Shopping

'Black Friday' and 'Cyber Monday' — 4 Scams To Watch Out For While Shopping

November 26, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Holiday Shopping season is really an excited time for both shoppers and retailers, but unfortunately it's a good time for cyber criminals and scammers as well. With Black Friday (28th November 2014) and Cyber Monday (1st December 2014) coming up, you need to be more careful while shopping. These are the two very busy shopping days where shoppers spend millions online. Every eye will be on retailers to ensure that consumers' online shopping experiences are straightforward and, most importantly, secure. So, at the major part, retailers need to pay attention to extra security measures in order to prevent themselves from massive data breaches, like Target data breach that occurred last year during the Black Friday sales in which over 40 million Credit & Debit cards were stolen . Not just Target alone, multiple retailers including Neiman Marcu s , Michaels Store were also targeted during last Christmas holiday, involving the heist of possibly 110 million Cr
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