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Purdy (2383)

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Bleh - not feeling creative right now. You can check me out on PerlMonks [perlmonks.org].

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Thursday July 30, 2009
07:40 AM

Wow - perlmonks hacked - passwords exposed!

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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 -- FAIL!).

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.

Peace,

Jason
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  • Maybe someone can log in as me and get me some karma!

  • This is crucial news for me, and I would not have heard it elsewhere.

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers