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Mozilla loses Firefox addons user reg data - Is there a risk to you?

Dec 28, 2010, 17:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"As a regular user of the open source Mozilla Firefox addons.mozilla.org site for browser extensions, I was somewhat alarmed to see a report that user password and registration information may have been publicly leaked.

"As it turns out, the risk is minimal, but it could have worse -- a lot worse.

"Chris Lyon, director of infrastructure security at Mozilla blogged that a database containing 44,000 addons.mozilla.org user accounts was mistakenly left on a public server."

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