First of all, let me clarify that I am not siding any advertisers. But I think it is important I bring to readers of my blog about the issue that Jeff Ooi blogged. I know many of you do not read Jeff’s blog as it is more on heavy stuffs. However, this issue may affect some of you.
BUT BLOGGERS BEWARE! Someone detected what looked like password vulnerability but was challenged to it. Read here.
I am blogging this because the implicated website targets Malaysian bloggers as its aggregated ad-channels. Some of you bloggers may have deposited your password on signing-up. Let’s help each other to make sure nothing is amiss.
I do not know for sure how true it is but basically, it means that if you are using the same password for all your publishing accounts, do check that. Read Jeff’s full posting to understand the situation and which company is involved. Like I said, I am not very clear on the matter because I am non-techie. Moreover, I did not have an account with the said company so I am not that worried.
Johan(April 17, 2007 - 12:24 am)
Just pure speculation.. When is it going to end? Who and since when was there evidence that showed users passwords were vulnerable?
Vulnerable to what and who? If its vulnerable to the Admin of the company, then of course.. every Admin around the world from big tech companies can reset passwords of their user password with a click. But the Admins of these companies wont ever know the passwords of users.
Its so funny, that you mentioned about this, because you are now part of a group of bloggers which are involved in spreading hearsay and rumours.
Want to be a good blogger? Verify information. Put up some real information which would be a delight to others. Original content will make your traffic and revenue increase.
It’s a proven method! It wont hurt to make your our investigation.
lilian(April 17, 2007 - 2:17 am)
Johan, you do have a lot of time, huh? Did you not see that I didn’t said anything except quoting Jeff’s blog? Go there and talk lah. Your comment seems longer than my post.
Jim(July 3, 2007 - 1:37 am)
I kinda like the anti defamation campaign here.
What is ethical blogging> The only thing a blogger “must” do is express anything, everything.
The only thing they must NOT do is knowingly spread misinformation or outright lies. If the purpose of a blog is to enable the spread of ideas and discussion of issues, there’s an inherent responsibility to make the work easier by remaining grounded in fact and experience of real substance rather than just making up junk and posting it. The Jeff Ooi lies and misinformation in the country call Malaysia is actually a crime in this part of the world.
stupe(July 3, 2007 - 3:38 pm)
i know which company la, but so far i have no issue with them at all.
it’s also true that password could be resetted by the company’s admin guys…so, yeah…it’s vunerable in that sense…