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Security Alert: W3C Password Change Required

From: Mandyam, Giridhar <mandyam@quicinc.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:53:01 +0000
To: public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CAC8DBE4E9704C41BCB290C2F3CC921A16802CB6@nasanexd01h.na.qualcomm.com>
Please see below.  If you have a W3C account, you need to change your W3C password, https://www.w3.org/users/myprofile/edit/password




Thanks,



-Giri Mandyam



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> Resent-From: <chairs@w3.org<mailto:chairs@w3.org>>

> From: ext Ted Guild <ted@w3.org<mailto:ted@w3.org>>

> Subject: [Security] Requiring Changing W3C Passwords

> Date: February 26, 2014 at 2:23:40 PM EST

> To: <chairs@w3.org<mailto:chairs@w3.org>>, <w3c-ac-members@w3.org<mailto:w3c-ac-members@w3.org>>

> Reply-To: <ted@w3.org<mailto:ted@w3.org>>

>

> W3C has discovered unauthorized access to its user database which

> included the retrieval of encrypted passwords.  Given time the

> attacker can break the encryption and use those passwords.  As such

> W3C is requiring all of its users to change their password.

>

> We are initially notifying Staff, Group Chairs and Advisory Committee

> Representatives before alerting the rest of our community and making a

> public statement.  We will ask for your cooperation to communicate

> this to your Groups and Participants sponsored by your organization.

>

> Please go to your W3C Profile and reset the password.

>

> https://www.w3.org/users/myprofile/edit/password


>

> --

> Ted Guild <ted@w3.org<mailto:ted@w3.org>>

> W3C Systems Team

> http://www.w3.org


>

>



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