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Submission + - Government online visa application security breach

An anonymous reader writes: http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry1466.html Online Visa applications are being suspended around the world following this bloggers investigation into the web based system which reveals any application could be viewed just by changing part of the URL. It was the lead story on Channel 4 News in the UK last night, and it looks like governments around the world will have some questions to answer after it was also revealed the breach had first been reported a year ago!!!
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Submission + - India: US Visa Application Database vulnerability

Krish writes: Daniweb reports that the the US visa application database in India has a very serious vulnerability. It is very easy to get the applicant information from the database. It appears the company to which the process was outsourced were slacking in security.
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Submission + - Exposed: Indian visa application data accessible t

jenwren1010 writes: "http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry1466.html A DaniWeb investigation uncovers huge gaping hole in website security of company that provides official visa application services for Indian citizens wishing to enter the US and UK. By simply changing part of the URL it has been possible to access the complete personal data of anyone who has made an application, including passport numbers, names, address, employer, parental information, travel plans and so on. Worse, the company were first informed of the vulnerability, by a concerned Indian citizen, over a year ago and did nothing. Considering these people work on behalf of the government, and the terrorist implications of being able to access all that visa application data are obvious, it is incredible that such Mickey Mouse security was allowed to go unchecked for so long."

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