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Fwd: Freenode IRC Security Issue

From: Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:48:12 -0500
Message-ID: <5417346C.8030400@mozilla.com>
To: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Passing along this notice about a security breach on irc.freenode.net, 
since this group uses it for IRC discussions.

If you have a Nickserv password set on Freenode, you should change it 
(and any other system where you use the same password).

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Freenode IRC Security Issue
Date: 	Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:38:07 -0700




This is a security notification for a 3rd party IRC network called Freenode [1], that some Mozillians often use in parallel with our own IRC network. If you don’t know what the Freenode IRC network is, you are not affected by this notification and may disregard.

Mozilla’s IRC server (irc.mozilla.org) is not affected by this security notification.

A Freenode IRC server was compromised [2]. If you use Freenode, it is recommended that you change your NickServ password as a precaution. If you use the same password on Freenode and Mozilla networks, we recommend that you change both passwords and use different passwords for each.

To change your NickServ password, make sure you are connected to Freenode and enter this command, replacing “<yournewpassword>” with your new password.

  /msg nickserv set password <yournewpassword>

[1] https://freenode.net/
[2] https://blog.freenode.net/2014/09/server-issues-2/

Joe Stevensen
Operations Security

Janet Swisher <mailto:jREMOVEswisher@mozilla.com>
Mozilla Developer Network <https://developer.mozilla.org>
Developer Relations Community Organizer

Received on Monday, 15 September 2014 18:48:42 UTC

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