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Update: Plumbing Facebook, Researcher Finds Hole In Secure File Transfer Platform

Update: Plumbing Facebook, Researcher Finds Hole In Secure File Transfer Platform

Updated to include response from Accellion. 1/9/2013 A security researcher who was looking for vulnerabilities in Facebook’s platform instead stumbled on a much larger hole that could affect scores of firms who rely on a secure file transfer platform from Accellion. Writing on his blog on Monday, Israeli researcher Nir Goldshlager said he uncovered a security hole affecting Accellion’s Secure File Transfer service that could allow an attacker to take control of a user’s Secure File Transfer account with little more than the e-mail address associated with the account. Accellion Secure File Transfer is a service that allows enterprises to offer secure transfer and storage of large files¬†(up to 100GB). In contrast to consumer-focused services like DropBox, Accellion offers¬†comprehensive file tracking and reporting as well as data security features necessary to satisfy government regulations like HIPAA, GLBA, and SOX.¬†Secure File Transfer is offered to companies as a private cloud, public […]