TxDOT Suspends TxTag Page Due to Security Concern

The Texas Department of Transportation has dismantled a portion of its toll tag website after a blogger noticed that it was leaving users' credit card information exposed.

Last week, blogger David Longnecker of Dripping Springs wrote a post highlighting a flaw in the TxTag.org website that could allow someone to view a toll tag user’s credit card information in a page’s html code.

“This flaw exposes personal information for the…1.2 million drivers with active TxTags, including names, full mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and credit card numbers with expiration date,” Longnecker wrote.

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