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by gods
on Feb 11, 2000 at 00:06 UTC ( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Yes, but still people should change their passwords *now*. And *again* when the problems have been fixed.

If your password is listed, anyone can use your password to change your posts, or worse: change your password so you can't change it yourself, later.

If you change it now, your new (temporary) password would still be stored in clear text, on a possibly insecure host (although apparently the passwords were stolen from a disused server), but getting it would require significant effort as opposed to just reading a magazine that has probably been copied over a million times already.


In reply to Re^4: What happened? by Juerd
in thread What happened? by jrsimmon

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