Gentoo Linux Github Organization repo hack was down to a series of security mistakes

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The team behind Gentoo Linux has revealed the reasons for the recent hack of its GitHub organization account. The short version: shoddy security. It seems that the hackers were able to gain access to the GitHub organization account by using the password of one of the organization administrators. By the team’s own admission, poor security meant that the password was easy to guess. As the Register points out, “only luck limited the damage”, but the Gentoo Linux team is keen to let it be known that it has learned a lot from the incident. See also: Gentoo Linux Github Organization…

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