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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:
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
Posted by Declan McCullagh on Jul 20, 2007
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