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Potential identity theft with expired domain

http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/18/security-breach-heres-how-expired-domains-expose-you-to-embarrassment-and-theft/

This is another bookmark that relates to the bookmark I recently posted. This is a very interesting security hole and I think it is a must read for those of us who have a website domain at one point or another.

Comments

  • This is indeed a very real risk. It can also happen to those who tire online services with their email that is recyclable. Many online services use your email address as your unique identifier. This poses a big risk in situation where your primary email linked to an expirable domain address, say, admin@dicksonlam.com. If my www.dicksonlam.com domain expires and someone else picks it up, they will have access to my other online services simply by requesting “Forgot Password” providing that they know about my online activities. I trust that cloud email services such as Hotmail and gmail will never recycle email addresses?

    Dickson

    Dickson Wai Hei Lam May 18, 2011 - 11:05pm

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