19 May '11, 1pm

Security Warning: Expired Domains Vulnerable to Identity Theft

Security Warning: Expired Domains Vulnerable to Identity Theft

Self-proclaimed hacker-entrepreneur, Ben Reyes stumbled upon a security exploit after registering a domain that had recently expired. Reyes found that those who have Google Apps setup on their domains are particularly vulnerable to a social engineering exploit. However, any personal or business domain that is allowed to expire may be vulnerable to identity theft. This warning is not necessarily restricted to those using Google Apps. Being the owner of a domain obviously enables a person to create and use any email addresses, even those that may have been used in the past. With website histories and domain Whois registrant email addresses being archived, there is due cause for concern. Additionally, expired domains may become a target for identity theft as news leaks out. [Header photo via Flickr ] Google Apps for Domains Disaster It is potentially very easy for a would-be ...

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