Published on March 16th, 2016 📆 | 6122 Views ⚑0
Flaw In The Code.org Exposes Volunteer Email Addresses
Code.org is an organization where students learn computer science. This weekend on their website they found a flaw by which unauthorized parties can easily get access to the email addresses of its volunteers.
“Based on [the recruiting firm’s] response, it’s possible the vulnerability may have had limited impact, but we can’t be sure, Regardless, we’ve also inspected and secured the rest of our site from similar vulnerabilities. The vulnerability was quickly patched and Partovi pointed out that this was not a data breach, rather a mistake on their part that left volunteer email addresses accessible via the web browser.”