Email error ‘like handing over your keys

An expert has warned that errors made when signing up to online services could mean people are “handing over the keys to their digital life”.

Prof Alan Woodward, from the University of Surrey, said valuable data was being put at risk by people inputting the wrong email address.

Such an error allowed BBC News to see details of a stranger’s credit report.

The personal details, listed on credit scoring site ClearScore, were accessed by someone of the same name.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46757755

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