[kde-community] [Infrastructure] Identity account security

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Sun Feb 22 22:13:14 UTC 2015


Hi all,

Due to a series of unfortunate incidents it has become all to clear
that unknown parties appear to be getting hold of people's Identity
credentials. These are subsequently used by spammers to relay spam
messages through postbox.kde.org.

As a result sysadmin has now restricted authentication to people who
have explicitly requested it. If you need to use postbox.kde.org to
send your mail and are now being denied access, please file a sysadmin
ticket and we'll add you to the list.

Even if you have never used this service, this serves as a timely
reminder to please be careful with your Identity credentials. Even
those using Linux / FreeBSD / etc can still be compromised by
malicious browser addons or applications running in Wine and other
emulators. Hostile applications on your mobile device are also a
potential vector for this.

Thanks,
Ben Cooksley
KDE Sysadmin



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