I think the title says it all. I am kind of worried about this and where can I contact someone so they can fix this problem?

  • Questions about the site itself should be posted on [meta]
    – muru
    Commented Feb 12, 2017 at 13:46
  • Heh, this made the HNQ
    – cat
    Commented Feb 12, 2017 at 14:31
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    Just out of curiosity, have you contacted SE about it and did they react already?
    – Byte Commander Mod
    Commented Feb 23, 2017 at 22:02
  • Yes I contacted them but I do not remember if they contacted me back.
    – user653725
    Commented Sep 1, 2017 at 7:49

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Describe to them in detail what you did, and where the security problem is.

(My guess is that you used external authentication like google or openid)...

  • I am using a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and have barely got started with this. Everything was nice and clear and then I got logged in by doing some thing that I am not going to tell how public
    – user653725
    Commented Feb 12, 2017 at 13:20
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    Yes, I was not asking you to disclose anything :) I was merely suggesting that there might be mechanisms that work the way they are intended to, and yet let you in without a password.
    – vidarlo
    Commented Feb 12, 2017 at 13:48
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    Given the litigious climate that we live nowadays I would use a throwaway account to gauge their reaction Commented Feb 13, 2017 at 8:30
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    Was it an accident, or were you actively trying to do it? (Not looking for details, just wondering.)
    – mwfearnley
    Commented Feb 18, 2017 at 17:54

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