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Submission + - Easy CSRF attack changes Menshn.com user's password, "100% secure" claim owners (theregister.co.uk) 1

An anonymous reader writes: Menshn.com, a half baked twitter esq service has had security issues in the past (see http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/25/menshn_security/). Now a CSRF attack allows any third party site to change a logged in Menshn.com users password has been demonstrated to 'The Register'. When this was reported the owners (current politician Luke Bozier and former politician Louise Mensch) they had the folling reactions:

"Not true at all. Menshn is 100% secure. There has never been a CSRF attack and I'm sure I know how to Google what that is," Bozier said in a Twitter message.

Mensch added: "Passwords are encrypted: HTTPS."

Again it seems the technically clueless are ignoring the "snippy geeks"

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Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.

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