Internet Filter Solcon gave customers free account names on each site visited




The Dutch provider Solcon gave the account name of some of its customers with an activated Internet Filter freely to all the sites they visited. It was probably to thousands of customers of the company who unintentionally name their releases while browsing the Web.

Not every user account leaked his name. Only users who have chosen to modify the default settings and to set up profiles on sites on the blacklist did. Then it’s probably thousands of users: about half of the 24,000 clients down the filter. Solcon praises adding or removing sites from the blacklist, as the functionality of the Internet Filter, emphatically.

The leak came to light by a customer of Solcon, who informed Tweakers through the anonymous whistleblower platform Publeaks. Tweakers, the existence of the leak can then verify: after half an hour log the account names of 29 Solcon customers were seen in all. Most of them were based on the real name of the customer.

Solcon internet filter
Solcon internet filter
Solcon internet filter

Solcon offers its customers at an extra cost the Internet Filter on. The service works on the basis of a blacklist to prevent users come to pages they find harmful. “Violence and eroticism are literally just one click away from your children. The Internet Filter Solcon protects them against” the company praises the service. In 2013 appeared a new version of the filter, removing or adding websites blacklisted enabled. Since that time, the filter gives probably release the names.

The names were visible in the request headers that browsers send to sites. The subscriber name was sent in one of the headers which adds to the filter proxy. If https sites name was not visible.

Solcon has the problem within a day here after being dissolved noted. Since Friday evening, the names do not leak more out via the filter. Tweakers was able to verify that the error is rectified. The provider customers Monday in light of the steps taken.


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