URGENT: Change Your ieee.org Password <- Strong Recommendation
|September 28, 2012||Posted by CSauthor2 under CN, COMSOC, CS, EDCAS, EmpNet, General, MTT/APS, PES||
REPOSTED for Foothill Section; Originally posted on September 27, 2012 by Karl Geiger
IEEE headquarters reports a data breech exposing 100,000 IEEE member accounts with their passwords.
The data breech is particularly harmful because last Spring the IEEE began using member’s email addresses as their log-ins to IEEE sites and services. Accounts at any other site or service, e.g. GMail, that uses this email address and password to log-on are also at risk.
Many thanks to IEEE member and security expert Don Johnson for bringing this to the BuenaVentura Section’s attention.