[wp-hackers] Mailing list passwords in plain text

J.D. Grimes jdg at codesymphony.co
Mon Jul 1 21:47:01 UTC 2013

When you sign up I'm pretty sure it says that you should choose a discardable password, and tells you that it will be regularly emailed to you in plain text format. If you go to your preferences, you can disable the monthly reminders, so your password won't be emailed to you each month.


On Jul 1, 2013, at 4:45 PM, Chloé Desoutter <chloe.desoutter+wphackers at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> 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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