Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday May 02, 2018

GitHub Accidentally Stored Some Passwords in Plain Text

Bleeping Computer is reporting that a select number of GitHub users were warned yesterday that due to a flaw in their password reset system, the company had stored their passwords in plain text on internal logs. According to GitHub's email, it's no big deal though because the plain text passwords would have only been exposed to a small number of GitHub employees.

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It's getting close to time that we formatted and reinstalled the internet.

In June 2016, GitHub also sent out password reset emails to customers after an unknown actor tried to access GitHub accounts using passwords leaked online at the time, via the LinkedIn, Dropbox, MySpace, and the other mega breaches of 2016.