Yahoo to plug security hole in dating site


Yahoo plans to tighten security on its dating site after a security expert uncovered a method for breaking into members accounts.

The main problem is that Yahoo Personals ads contain clues about key personal information namely birth date and ZIP code that members also use to reset their passwords. If an intruder obtains that data, the only thing that would block him from changing passwords and accessing accounts are members' secret questions Yahoo to plug security hole in dating site | Tech News on ZDNet

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 20th December 2005 9:15PM