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Whoops! Nevada governor accidentally posts Outlook password

The files have been deleted since my story went up, but, unfortunately 
for the governor's office, are still available on Google's cache:
http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Alistserv.nv.gov

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http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9747705-7.html

July 20, 2007 10:00 AM PDT
Nevada governor accidentally posts Outlook password
Posted by Declan McCullagh

If you ever wanted to be Nevada's governor for a day, it doesn't seem to 
be that hard.

In what could be a whopping security hole, Nevada has posted the 
password to the gubernatorial e-mail account on its official state Web 
site. It appears in a Microsoft Word file giving step-by-step 
instructions on how aides should send out the governor's weekly e-mail 
updates, which has, as a second file shows, 13,105 subscribers.

The Outlook username is, by the way, "governor" and the password is 
"kennyc". We should note at this point that the former Nevada governor, 
a Republican, is Kenny C. Guinn, which hardly says much about password 
security.

[...remainder snipped...]

Posted by Declan McCullagh on Jul 20, 2007 in category privacy


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