[wp-hackers] Mailing list passwords in plain text

Chloé Desoutter chloe.desoutter+wphackers at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 20:45:01 UTC 2013


Quick said, use a discardable password for mailing list.

Yours sincerely

2013/7/1 Sam Auciello <info at samauciello.com>

> So I was just sent the following unencrypted message.  I've replaced my
> password with asterisks but it is otherwise as is.  I shouldn't need to
> tell anyone here why its horrible to store passwords in plain text but
> sending them in unencrypted emails!  Seriously?  This is incredibly
> irresponsible.  Can something be done about this?
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: <mailman-owner at lists.automattic.com>
> Date: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 1:00 AM
> Subject: lists.automattic.com mailing list memberships reminder
> To: info at samauciello.com
> This is a reminder, sent out once a month, about your
> lists.automattic.com mailing list memberships.  It includes your
> subscription info and how to use it to change it or unsubscribe from a
> list.
> You can visit the URLs to change your membership status or
> configuration, including unsubscribing, setting digest-style delivery
> or disabling delivery altogether (e.g., for a vacation), and so on.
> In addition to the URL interfaces, you can also use email to make such
> changes.  For more info, send a message to the '-request' address of
> the list (for example, mailman-request at lists.automattic.com)
> containing just the word 'help' in the message body, and an email
> message will be sent to you with instructions.
> If you have questions, problems, comments, etc, send them to
> mailman-owner at lists.automattic.com.  Thanks!
> Passwords for info at samauciello.com:
> List                                     Password // URL
> ----                                     --------
> wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com          ******************
> http://lists.automattic.com/mailman/options/wp-hackers/info%40samauciello.com
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