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Re: It's Time for Everyone to Change Passwords!

by virtualsue (Vicar)
on Jul 29, 2009 at 08:46 UTC ( #784167=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to It's Time for Everyone to Change Passwords!

I suggest that this also be announced on the front page of the site. Even better: a small but noticeable banner which appears on all pages for the next week or so.

Update: Now I hear that the 'leak' is not fixed, hence I think the site should really be taken down until that happens. Once the site is secure again, bring it up. Not a lot of point in telling everyone to change their passwords if intruders can still view them.
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Re^2: It's Time for Everyone to Change Passwords!
by ig (Vicar) on Jul 29, 2009 at 10:03 UTC
    Not a lot of point...

    Yet, for those who have used the same password on multiple sites, it is better that they change them to something unique, particularly if the new one will be compromised.

Re^2: It's Time for Everyone to Change Passwords!
by dsheroh (Monsignor) on Jul 29, 2009 at 11:04 UTC
    It is currently front-paged, but this is not sufficient; your banner idea sounds like a good one. I don't normally enter through the Monastery Gates, but instead jump directly to SOPW, as that's where everything that interests me tends to be found. If not for a chatterbox mention of passwords being published, I would not be aware of this.

    Voting up the announcement to get it into daily/weekly best would also help with getting the word out, but a site-wide banner would probably be the most effective way to do it.

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