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Cracks in Egg

Egg admitted to a serious crack in its security yesterday.


The Prudential-backed web site says it had a serious flaw three weeks ago, which allowed strangers full access to Egg credit card accounts when users believed they had logged out.


The security glitch particularly affected customers accessing their accounts at internet cafes and workplaces, as anyone could potentially tamper with their accounts after logging-off.


The latest problems at Egg highlights the ongoing issue of on-line security and follows the system collapse three days after the Egg card launch in September.

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