Mozilla Site Exposed Encrypted Passwords

Wednesday Dec 29th 2010 by Staff

The open source foundation says the mistake poses minimal risk for the 44,000 affected people.

Computerworld: Earlier this month, the Mozilla Foundation mistakenly put a list of 44,000 inactive account passwords for on a publicly available server. However, the group says the security breach poses minimal risk for users because the passwords were encrypted and the organization accounted for every download from the site. Current active users of the site were not affected.

Mozilla found the error on December 17 as a result of its bug bounty program, which pays people who discover security vulnerabilities.

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