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Whoops! Nevada governor accidentally posts Outlook password

Whoops! Nevada governor accidentally posts Outlook password
Whoops! Nevada governor accidentally posts Outlook password



The files have been deleted since my story went up, but, unfortunately 
for the governor's office, are still available on Google's cache:
http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Alistserv.nv.gov 

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http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9747705-7.html 

July 20, 2007 10:00 AM PDT
Nevada governor accidentally posts Outlook password
Posted by Declan McCullagh

If you ever wanted to be Nevada's governor for a day, it doesn't seem to 
be that hard.

In what could be a whopping security hole, Nevada has posted the 
password to the gubernatorial e-mail account on its official state Web 
site. It appears in a Microsoft Word file giving step-by-step 
instructions on how aides should send out the governor's weekly e-mail 
updates, which has, as a second file shows, 13,105 subscribers.

The Outlook username is, by the way, "governor" and the password is 
"kennyc". We should note at this point that the former Nevada governor, 
a Republican, is Kenny C. Guinn, which hardly says much about password 
security.

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