Thursday July 30, 2009
Wow - perlmonks hacked - passwords exposed!
If you haven't heard the news
, perlmonks was 0wn3d pretty majorly. The hackers were able to get access to the box and reap usernames and passwords (which were stored in cleartext
It's also interesting to see that even elite Perl people aren't immune to insecure passwords, looking at the list
(scroll down to find 'perlmonks').
Oh well - time to pick a new password & go around and update. This is when it's useful to have a Google Notebook of sites & password hints (not the actual passwords themselves
... that would be stupid, wouldn't it, perlmonks developers?) to know what sites you need to update.