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GoDaddy store your passwords in clear-text and may try to SSH to your VPS without permission

Feb 25, 2010, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"I was shocked! My first thought was that someone had stolen my GoDaddy password (that I use to login to their web page) and even my previous password! (I had changed my password a few weeks before that).

"I quickly ran and started a panic mode incident response, changed passwords and started to look how I got hacked and what was going on, when I decided to look at the IP address that tried to access my box:

$ whois
    [Querying whois.arin.net]

    OrgName: GoDaddy.com, Inc.

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