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Submission University password website wide open for 3 years-> 1

An anonymous reader writes: The University of Maryland's student newspaper reported today that the school's password change website allowed malicious users to change the password of any university student or faculty/staff member until this weekend. The website requires users to answer "security questions" and enter their social security number and birth date, but the system didn't actually check those values, so an attacker could have changed passwords to get access to any password-protected university service. The website has been operational for three years, but the school's IT department says no one has exploited this vulnerability.
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