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14 August 2009, 13:28

MP's password accidentally leaked

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Dizzy of the Dizzy Thinks blog was searching on Google for information on an article by Gisela Stuart MP for Birmingham Edgebaston and found a lot more than he expected. The results returned a link to an entry on the MP's own web site which included her user name and password for managing the sites CMS.

According to the web design company responsible, the messages were the result of a data migration from a previous system resulting in the creation of twenty five rogue entries. The leaky entries have now been deleted and according to Dizzy, the credentials were changed within half an hour of his reporting the problem to both the MP's parliamentary and constituency offices and the web design company The Social Media Partnership. The company says that the passwords were not valid on the new system, but that they had instituted an immediate security review to ensure such credential leaks do not occur again.


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