Researcher says 100,000 passwords exposed on IEEE site

DON’T WE EXPECT BETTER FROM IEEE?? WHAT A SHAMEFUL DAY
 
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57520112-83/researcher-says-100000-passwords-exposed-on-ieee-site/
By Elinor Mills
Security & Privacy
CNET News
September 25, 2012
A computer scientist says he discovered that a server of the IEEE
(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) had about 100,000
usernames and passwords stored in plaintext and publicly accessible.
Radu Dragusin, a computer scientist who works at FindZebra and is a
teaching assistant at the University of Copenhagen, writes in a blog
post that he discovered the problem last week and notified the IEEE
about his findings, enabling them to “at least partially” fix the
problem.
The data was publicly available on the IEEE FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
server for at least a month, potentially exposing usernames and
passwords of people who work at Apple, Google, IBM, Oracle, Samsung,
NASA, Stanford, and other organizations and firms, he said. The glitch
exposed all the actions the users performed on the ieee.org site, as
well as spectrum.ieee.org, he added.
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