A Grand Prix competition from Renault hit the barriers on Thursday after it emerged that the motoring firm was inadvertently leaking entrants' personal details onto the web. Renault UK are offering more than 600 pairs of tickets to attend either the practice, qualification or the actual race day of the British Grand Prix on 4, 5 …
At least their web site is performing better than their car...
Fleetwood Mac puntastic subtitle
Even worse, it's a coat related band...
Renault site spills details
Don't those idiots test their websites???
I bet the web developer wrote that site by throwing bananas at the keyboard.
I laughed out loud at that one, nice one John.
Nice to see Renault uses the same quality control on their website as they do on their cars...... both just as crap
Doesn't surprise me...
...if it's the same guy running their web team as a couple of years back. Renault UK wanted to build a purchasing page for it's members in association with our company. We had the meeting and discussed with them how to do it. After 2 months they decided they couldn't do it and gave us 1 week for our web developer to write it himself.
For the record Renault have always been reactively very good vis a vis data security.
Unfortunately they're not so hot at turning this into being proactive.
But hey, they could of course behave like Oracle. Or Apple.
This has been bodged, not fixed. I just found the website via Google and the details of a guy called Nick in Derby were given to me, email address, postal address, phone number...
Not the first, won't be the last
I notiiced a similar issue on the mailing list page of a well known UK sports team. If you go to edit your details, your member id is used as part of the url to your personal details page (www.team.com/edit?id=1234). Changing the id got you to another user's details.
I emailed them, they responded quickly, taking the page down short-term, and fixing it with a proper system within a few days.
You do have to wonder at the mentality of a "developer" who comes up with crap like that and implements it in a live site though. No doubt a simple download of demo code from an HTML For Dummies site, never intended as a secure solution, just a "how does a POST form work" example..
ok a bit of cock up but with the execption of the email address this is hardly sensitive information. name, address, telephone number and postcode? can you say "telephone directory"?
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