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Mt.Gox Fixes Vulnerability That Might Have Been Exploited to Hijack Accounts

14
Jan
2014

Security researcher Egor Homakov has identified a couple of vulnerabilities on the website of Mt.Gox, one of the worlds largest Bitcoin exchange services, that could have been exploited to hijack user accounts. The expert says that his exploit leveraged a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in payments.mtgox.com, which he found in a matter of 5 minutes. This flaw, in combination with a session fixation vulnerability, allowed him to perform any actions on a targeted ac…

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