[sf-perl] Fwd: [LA.pm] Perlmonks compromised

frosty biztos at mac.com
Wed Jul 29 19:46:03 PDT 2009

Monks, how could you!  Plain text!

Thanks for the heads-up.  Now I have to try to remember which other sites used my "generic" password, and go change it on them.

Then I will have to plan for the joy of spending the rest of my career hearing about how Perl isn't a serious language because the main Perl guru site stored its friggin' passwords as plain text.  And that from Java goons no less.


-- f.

On Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at 06:15PM, "Fred Moyer" <fred at redhotpenguin.com> wrote:
>The passwords were stored in plain text also, so if you are using that
>same password somewhere else you want to change it there too.
>On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 8:38 AM, Quinn Weaver<quinn at fairpath.com> wrote:
>> If you have a Perl Monks account, change your password!
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Ben Tilly <btilly at gmail.com>
>> Date: Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 7:18 AM
>> Subject: [LA.pm] Perlmonks compromised
>> To: OC-Perl Mongers <oc-pm at pm.org>, Los Angeles Perl Mongers
>> <losangeles-pm at pm.org>
>> If you're a janitor or are on Saints In My Book then your password is
>> being circulated in a file named zf05.txt.  If not, someone still has
>> it.  Perlmonks may still be compromised, so you should change your
>> password there, then be prepared to change it again.  And, of course,
>> you should change that password anywhere else that you used it.
>> Ben
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