Uber fixed a hack that allowed passengers to find out their average score


Cab-hailing service Uber has patched a hole which allowed passengers to find out their average score based on reviews from Uber drivers. A Javascript hack which surfaced over the weekend polled Uber servers for the passenger score, giving a response between 1.0 and 5.0, though Uber has been quick to close the loophole in order to protect its driver review system.

You may know Uber passengers can rate their drivers once their rides are completed, but you may be surprised to learn that Uber drivers are rating you back, using the same scale: 1-5 stars, with 5 being the best. Your score as an Uber passenger has remained hidden and impossible to access until Sunday night, when Aaron Landy took to Medium with a hack that would let people figure out their score with a simple copy and paste of a code. The premise of his hack was simple: users would log into their Uber accounts on Google Chrome, hit Command+Option+J to open a small window, copy and paste the following code, and click enter.

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