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Comcast Xfinity Wi-Fi discloses customer names and addresses

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Nov 19, 2015.

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    The Xfinity Wi-Fi service from Comcast is disclosing the full name and home address of residential customers, which is something the company says isn’t supposed to happen.

    The disclosure of such information increases an already exposed attack surface, by allowing anyone with malicious intent to selectively target their marks.

    It has been just over two years since Comcast launched the Xfinity Wi-Fi service, which created a separate wireless network in homes and businesses for existing customers and the general public.

    This network, often identified with an SSID of “xfinitywifi” is supposed widen the availability of Wi-Fi access for customers, and it is sometimes pitched as a security measure, since customers with Xfinity Wi-Fi enabled can let visitors use the guest network, thus keeping the primary Wi-Fi password a secret.

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