Life Lock is a company which is able to identify theft protection, the company is division of Symantec Corp., and they are the one who exposed all the email addresses of its customers and know what is reason behind being one of the major data exposure that failed almost all the time.
This type of exposure came in existence because there was a fault in the main blueprint script o Life Lock, which giving permission to all the customers just they don’t want to subscribe with the help of its email list. It was mainly revealed on Wednesday when security researcher Brian Krebs described that there is an allowance of frailness or vulnerability that anyone having a Web browser so it can make index with email addresses which are actually in association with millions of customer accounts, or just in case they want to unsubscribe all the users from communicating with the company.
Setu Kulkarni who is the Vice President of product and corporate strategy at White Hat Security Inc., said that “ These days web applications had just turned into a kind of cornerstone for operations for all the new age enterprises as anyone can access it at any time with help of any device and from any location. On the other hand they also certain sensitive data about customers, which actually give reasons to secure the customer data as their main priority”.
Kulkarni added that it is a very normal to see enterprises that are getting the risk from other third party. “In most of the cases web pages are always being developed with the help of non- IT teams with zero guidance, after this the data flow structure is always placed as unnecessary part, which can easily be identifiable flow of information” he added in his statement. “It’s only the necessity the these web applications are able to get built and developed with the help of wide range of other coders, architectures and different administrators, which are just obvious that they would make mistakes sometimes.”
“Life Lock is breaching the major vulnerability with the help of website bug introduced when a partner that is helping to manage all their marketing communication” kneip said. “if you have a business which much centered for protecting data such as Life Lock, then there should be reputational hit that can be catastrophic.