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Online share trader CommSec vulnerable to hackers




Online share trader CommSec vulnerable to hackers
Online share trader CommSec vulnerable to hackers



http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,25396936-2,00.html 

By Nick Higginbottom and Stephen McMahon
Herald Sun
April 28, 2009

SECURITY at the nation's biggest online trader has been exposed as wide 
open to attack by computer hackers.

Security flaws at CommSec potentially endangered accounts containing 
billions of dollars of mum-and-dad investors' money.

After a Herald Sun investigation, CommSec's 1.7 million customers have 
been strongly urged to change their passwords.

Had any hackers entered the system they would have been able to access 
the personal details of CommSec's customer accounts and trade in other 
people's share portfolios.

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