Research shows new data security issue for British Airways

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Fortune reports British Airways had a previously undiscovered vulnerability in its data security that potentially exposed customers’ private information. Cybersecurity firm Wandera found that the airline’s check-in links, which include passenger details, such as last names and confirmation numbers in the URLs, are unencrypted. “We take the security of our customers’ data very seriously. Like other airlines, we are aware of this potential issue and are taking action to ensure our customers remain securely protected,” a British Airways representative said. Also in the U.K., facial-recognition images, fingerprint scans and other personal information belonging to 1 million people were found on an unsecured public database used by police and banks. Meanwhile in the U.S., fast-food chain Sonic got final approval for a $4.3 million settlement related to a 2017 credit breach.
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August 14, 2019