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Security vulnerabilities discovered in Honda’s e-commerce platform could have been exploited to gain unrestricted access to sensitive dealer information.

“Broken/missing access controls made it possible to access all data on the platform, even when logged in as a test account,” security researcher Eaton Zveare said in a report published last week.

The platform is designed for the sale of power equipment, marine, lawn and garden businesses. It does not impact the Japanese company’s automobile division.

The hack, in a nutshell, exploits a password reset mechanism on one of Honda’s sites, Power Equipment Tech Express (PETE), to reset the password associated with any account and obtain full admin-level access.

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