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Blogger points out NDP website security flaw

Published on May 20, 2014 5:16 PM
 
A screengrab of the National Day Parade website. The Internet is abuzz with criticism of the site over an apparent security flaw that allows hackers to steal data. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB

SINGAPORE - The Internet is abuzz with criticism of the National Day Parade (NDP) website over an apparent security flaw that allows hackers to steal data entered on the site.

Blogger Zit Seng first highlighted the problem in a post on Monday. The post has since gone viral with netizens criticising the apparent lack of security.

According to the post, an NDP sub-site that takes in citizens' e-balloting submission for NDP tickets does not use SSL encryption technology to secure its web communication. The sub-site, launched on Saturday, asks for people's full name, NRIC number, telephone number and citizenship information.

"It's almost a national embarrassment that a country with such advanced and developed infocommunications capabilities could not find someone better to showcase its most important national event on the Internet," the blogger wrote.

 
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