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Re^5: Status of Recent User Information Leak

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 01, 2009 at 02:16 UTC ( #785044=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Status of Recent User Information Leak
in thread Status of Recent User Information Leak

I'm not apologizing. The outrage is what is tiring and counter-productive. I'm sorry you feel a free website owes you bank level security. Like a building with high level of security, but once inside "personal records" are only secured by padlock. Did it promise you security from breaking/entering? No. They're not protecting your money, only one single word, your password. Ok, 3 words if you put in your real name. Be outraged at yourselves for

  • put in personal information into random website
  • reuse passwords
  • confuse random website with a bank or shopping site


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Re^6: Status of Recent User Information Leak
by Your Mother (Canon) on Aug 01, 2009 at 16:22 UTC

    I mostly agree I'm just pointing out that apologists do not apologize.

      So I am an apologist? Learn something new every day :) Thanks mother
Re^6: Status of Recent User Information Leak
by Jeppe (Monk) on Dec 14, 2009 at 06:57 UTC
    Hell no. This is a developer resource, by and for developers. The fact that they stored plaintext passwords, which has been a worst practice since the invention of the hashing algorithm is in one word: Outrageous. This stuff is so basic, so incredibly basic, that there is no excuse. If you can't even bother hashing your passwords, you should be banned from posting code on the internet altogether.

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