New Password Request at The Fedora Community Portal

Chris Jones linux at stow-jones.co.uk
Wed Feb 9 17:35:21 UTC 2005


David Hoffman wrote:

>It says "You can get your new password by clicking on the link below:"
>
>Did you happen to click the link? What happened?
>
>Your password is not going to be in the e-mail, the e-mail sends you a
>link that you can follow to get your password.
>
>
>On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 10:03:58 +0000, THUFIR HAWAT <thufir.hawat at mail.com> wrote:
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>>First, I didn't know about this site until very recently, it's not bad :)
>>
>>I don't recall ever signing up...?
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>>when signing up for a new account it said that my e-mail address was taken, so i went to the lost password page and asked for a new password.  the link that was sent (instantaneously, very nice), however, didn't have a password on it.
>>
>>anyone have a similar experience?
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>>thanks,
>>
>>Thufir Hawat
>>
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "The Fedora Community Portal" <webmaster at fcp.homelinux.org>
>>To: thufir.hawat at mail.com
>>Subject: New Password Request at The Fedora Community Portal
>>Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 10:57:59 +0100
>>
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>>>Hello THUFIR HAWAT,
>>>
>>>A web user from 24.84.131.197 has just requested a new password for
>>>your account at The Fedora Community Portal.
>>>You can get your new password by clicking on the link below:
>>>
>>>http://DELETED_FOR_SECURITY
>>>
>>>If you didn't ask for this, don't worry. Just delete this Email.
>>>
>>>-----------
>>>The Fedora Community Portal (http://fcp.homelinux.org/)
>>>webmaster
>>>webmaster at fcp.homelinux.org
>>>      
>>>
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Yes, I certainly did. Guess what. The standard response that Thufir 
received came back ( without password, again). I have responded to the 
webmaster this afternoon to complain about the obvious bug in the site's 
password checking routine, but have not yet had a response.

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Chris Jones




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