Blippy error leaks credit card details online

Wednesday 28 April 2010

Article by Mozo

A security error by the social networking website Blippy has resulted in several users’ credit card details being leaked online via Google searches.

At the end of last week it was discovered that such card details could be gleaned from the site through creative use of the search engine.
Blippy worked with Google to close the security hole and it seemed the problem had been dealt with.

However, other problems have since arisen and in a report released today (April 28th) in the Esperance Express, local radio host and Blippy user Josh Withers said his credit card details were leaked to Google at the weekend.

Mr Withers complained that although it was only his credit card number posted on Google, and not the security code, it may still have been possible for someone to access his money via certain online transactions.

Blippy, which is working to eradicate the security problems, is a social network that allows people to share their spending habits with fellow users.

The news may interest Aussies who wish to compare credit cards in search of the best security features. It was recently reported that a growing number of Australians are switching to debit cards as their preferred spending option.

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