Mozilla Leaks 44,000 User Passwords

By | December 29, 2010 | 3 Comments


Mozilla Leaks 44,000 User PasswordsOops

It looks like the database of 44,000 inactive addons.mozilla.org accounts has been mistakenly left on a public Mozilla server.

According to the official blog post, it affects accounts created prior to April 9th, 2009 that use older, md5-based password hashes. As of today, all the data is secured with SHA-512 password hash.

Impacted users were notified on December 27th and potential treat has been already removed.


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  • Tiago Sá

    Wow, big slip from the browser dev that’s probably the most security conscious… Good stuff I wasn’t affected.

  • Geek

    Mozilla is sinking deeper and deeper..

    • Scorpion3003

      Just go ahead and keep believing in that,believe in your little fairy tale.