A San Jose State University student brought an apparent glitch in the campus’ Career Center Web site to the attention when he discovered that logging in required only his student ID for the password, according to the Spartan Daily.
When visiting the site to log-in, the student read a message which instructed users to enter their student ID number as their log-in password. The Career Center’s Web site database holds an array of personal and confidential information, left by students.
Since being brought to the Career Center’s attention, the staff has revised protocols for new and existing users. An alert message on the Career Center log-in page has also been added to explain the revised log-in process.
All students with currently registered profiles were contacted via email, containing their new, automatically generated password for logging into the website.
New users will still use their student ID numbers to create accounts, and once a student profile is created, the system will automatically generate a password.
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