Amazon security flaw lets you log in with wrong password

By Matthew
Jan 31, 2011
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  1. Reddit users have discovered a security flaw on Amazon that lets you access an older account with an incorrect password. Commenters speculate that Amazon used the Unix crypt() function to encrypt certain passwords, truncating them to a maximum of eight characters long. Additionally, it's believed that Amazon converted all the passwords to upper-case before storing them on its servers.

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  2. Mizzou

    Mizzou TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 930

    Went ahead and changed my password, am one of those that hasn't in 5 or 6 years.
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Lol, me too.
  4. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TechSpot Maniac Posts: 892   +52

    Probably a good thing I forget my password from time to time, that way I have to change it.
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Changed mine as well. :haha:
  6. Changed mine from "password" to "drowssap".
  7. Tried to log in with "wrong password". Didn't work.


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