Kayak.com Outrageous Breach in Privacy

Old Jun 16, 12, 8:30 am
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Kayak.com Outrageous Breach in Privacy

I have spoken with Kayak who have assured me that this problem is now being addressed and investigated fully. I also understand that a public statement will be made shortly and that FT'ers will get an update.

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Old Jun 16, 12, 8:40 am
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holy crap. that is some serious privacy breach.

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Old Jun 16, 12, 8:49 am
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are these itins booked through kayak?
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Old Jun 16, 12, 8:51 am
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See first post.

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Old Jun 16, 12, 8:56 am
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Old Jun 16, 12, 9:00 am
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So, Kayak is not a booking agency, right... Did you and other customers enter flight itinerary info into their reminder system?

How would order/CC information end up with Kayak if the transaction were with a third party provider?
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Old Jun 16, 12, 9:04 am
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Oh my! It's my first day on this forum, and already I am scared to book any of these deals. This is so dangerous.
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Old Jun 16, 12, 9:05 am
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worst case I ever saw. A simple "guess" and I had access to way too much information for several different people.

Hope Kayak fixes this asap.
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Old Jun 16, 12, 9:09 am
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worst case I ever saw. A simple "guess" and I had access to way too much information for several different people.

Hope Kayak fixes this asap.
Its not even that much of a "guess"

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Old Jun 16, 12, 9:17 am
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I never use Kayak (I always book directly with airline / hotel) but I saw this thread and, like others have said, a quick "guess" got me an abundance of information. Really, really bad.

While I know it is good to inform the FT community of issues like this - it might not be a good idea to post security compromises so publicly. You never know how "trustworthy" everyone here really is.
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Old Jun 16, 12, 9:20 am
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Holy ....!
Just tried some common Names (Smith, Miller) and a 4-digit-number...so many results!
I do not want to know where Amanda Smith oder Mike Smith stayed and I do not want that anybody sees what I booked. Unbelievable!
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Old Jun 16, 12, 9:39 am
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Old Jun 16, 12, 9:40 am
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See first post

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Old Jun 16, 12, 9:46 am
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My main concern is that there are a lot of Smiths, Joneses, Millers, and Williams that don't have credit their flights or stays to any program at all.

...but seriously, Kayak needs to fix this mess quick.
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