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Hackers Break into System That Houses College Application Data
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REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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3/14/2019 | 2:47:07 PM
Re: Not again
Thanks much for the clarification --- yeap, always another way in. 
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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3/13/2019 | 3:45:11 PM
Re: Not again
Thanks for the summation. I wanted to read further but since I don't have a subsciption to WSJ and don't intend to unblock ads for the Washington Post I cannot. What SSO Solution was in use? This is a rather large flaw allowing anyone to reset a password without valid authentication that you are the owner of the account.
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3/11/2019 | 2:21:30 PM
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This article is click bait. The systems were not "hacked." What has been reported is that the three schools in question had a flaw in their password reset protocol that allowed unauthorized users to reset passwords. So it wasn't Slate, rather it was the SSO password reset solution in use at the schools.
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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3/11/2019 | 2:07:45 PM
Not again
And who opened up the infected email that brought this one down?


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