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[Neowin] Mozilla inadvertently leaks 44,000 users' passwords

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What can only be described as a large mistake by someone, Mozilla somehow accidentally left a partial database of user accounts on a public server. This breach in security went on for some time, until on December 17 after Mozilla was notified by a security researcher of the issue.

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Not to important
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The leaked database contained 44,000 inactive accounts for addons.mozilla.org...
Meh, could have been worse. It's a nice way to up the security...

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Not to important
too

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I didn't know they had accounts at addons.mozilla.org. Anyway, not an important leak.
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Meh, could have been worse. It's a nice way to up the security...



too

typing fast ftw
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Just before everyone herp derps:

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The leaked database contained 44,000 inactive accounts for addons.mozilla.org that had passwords hashed using md5 technology. This leak only affected accounts created before April 9, 2009, as since then up through now Mozilla uses a SHA-512 password hash with per-user salts to protect account data.
    
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Well herp de derp de derp de derp!

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Just before everyone herp derps:
Oh..
    
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well thats not the point, but anyways this is why I use lastpass.
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Well herp de derp de derp de derp!
Rob Schneider is: The Password!
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rofl ^
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