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From mail:

Thank you for creating a customer account at Blake UK Ltd.

Here are your login details:

E-mail address: me@my-domain.com
Password: [ plain text password goes here ]

Important Security Tips:

Always keep your account details safe.
Never disclose your login details to anyone.
Change your password regularly.
Should you suspect someone is using your account illegally, please notify us immediately.



[FX: Golf clap]

Well done, chaps. Well done.

I'm sure that if I did change my p/w regularly, they'd be pleased to send me a plain text reminder each time...

Date: 2017-04-16 07:51 pm (UTC)
andrewducker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] andrewducker
I signed up to a mailing list using one of the more popular open source backends only about three years ago, and it sent me my password in plain text.

I was pretty aghast.

Date: 2017-04-19 09:49 am (UTC)
andrewducker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] andrewducker
The software is, of course, Mailman.

Bug opened since 2000:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/mailman/+bug/265179

Date: 2017-04-20 06:19 pm (UTC)
gothypants: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gothypants
That has got to be a new record.

Date: 2017-04-20 08:38 pm (UTC)
andrewducker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] andrewducker
I'm sure there are longer. Every time Firefox updates there are people complaining about something that hasn't been fixed since V1.

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