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Uber's website was hacked to display an ad for rival company Lyft

Discussion in 'Lyft Riders Forum' started by Dreamer, Jun 15, 2015.

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  1. Dreamer

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    A flaw in Uber's website let a hacker take over a page and do whatever he wanted to it. Thankfully, security researcher Austin Epperson didn't try to steal personal details or spread malware, instead he used the hack to display an ad for Uber's arch-rival Lyft.

    Epperson was able to hack a micro-site on Uber's website through a flaw in a new petition it launched to try to convince the local government in San Francisco to allow the company to operate on Market Street. Uber points out that the section of the website in question wasn't connected to any user login information.

    Uber's petition let Epperson enter the word "zipcode" as his zipcode in the petition form. That's a red flag — online forms should only accept numbers for that field.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/uber-website-hacked-to-display-ad-for-lyft-2015-6?
     
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    Geez Cass! I thought the hacker found some more interesting part of the Uber system to break into.

    Maybe the surveillance cameras on Travis's deck, where he famously spends up to 8 hours a day in his hot tub!. I just want to see if crazy megalomaniacs do lay in millions of dollars of cash whilst being serviced by a harem of paid for women.
     
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    LOL Uber Downunder, I saw the hot tub remarks. Must be something about a hot tub and business dealings. 8 hours a day is crazy!
     
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    So Cass, on the condition that you got an exclusive tell all interview and discounted IPO shares, would you jump in the Hot Tub with TK with nothing but a waterproof digital recorder on you?
     
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    That was an interesting development.
     
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