Free Law Project Notifies Administrative Office of the Courts of “Major Security Vulnerability” in PACER/ECF System
The Free Law Project discovered the major security vulnerability and has formally notified the Administrative Office of the Courts with details (not yet public) of what they found.
From the Free Law Project:
At this time, as part of a responsible disclosure process, we have notified the appropriate parties at The Administrative Office of the Courts, the agency that runs PACER. According to industry norms, we have given them a broad 90 day window to resolve the vulnerability.
More in the complete blog post along with info about how to contact the Free Law Project with questions.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.