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Just another reason to have unique passwords

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hayabusa

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Post Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:50 am

Just another reason to have unique passwords

Nothing like when a group, who OUGHT to know better, leaves a hole like this.  Definitely continues toward making the case for unique passwords.

http://www.securityweek.com/ieee-exposed-100k-plaintext-usernames-passwords-ftp-server
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Post Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:54 am

Re: Just another reason to have unique passwords

hayabusa wrote:Nothing like when a group, who OUGHT to know better, leaves a hole like this.  Definitely continues toward making the case for unique passwords.

http://www.securityweek.com/ieee-exposed-100k-plaintext-usernames-passwords-ftp-server


Wow... what was this massive file doing unencrypted on an FTP site to begin with? Article doesn't say what it was (or I missed it).
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Post Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:28 am

Re: Just another reason to have unique passwords

From what I saw on Twitter yesterday, it was also mirrored all over the place.
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Post Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:33 am

Re: Just another reason to have unique passwords

hayabusa wrote:Nothing like when a group, who OUGHT to know better, leaves a hole like this.  Definitely continues toward making the case for unique passwords.


Looks like the same could be said about password complexity. The most common password was 123456, followed by ieee2012.

http://ieeelog.com/
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