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Old 09-29-2000, 09:52 AM   #1
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That's right, the slashdot database has been compromised. Looks like two hackers from the Netherlands. For more information visit: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=00/09/29/0231248
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Old 09-29-2000, 11:40 AM   #2
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A quick update

It looks like a default admin password on a test box was the culprit. Incidentally this is the way that the Open Hack site went down. The moral of the story? Change those default passwords!

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=00/09/29/1245218
 
  


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