IEEE security breach: 100K plaintext passwords

Robert Stratton bob at
Tue Sep 25 13:29:37 CDT 2012

Just a little public service announcement as I imagine that more than a few folks on this list are members. 

"Due to several undoubtedly grave mistakes, the account username and plaintext password of around 100,000 IEEE members were publicly available on the IEEE FTP server for at least one month. Furthermore, all the actions these users performed on the website were also available. Separately, visitor activity is also publicly available. ​"

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