Feeds

Rugby World Cup reporters swap identities in login glitch

Rugger buggers' buggy buggerup

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

The Rugby World Cup has hit a security snag just over a week before the eagerly awaited tournament kicks off in New Zealand.

Media partners logging into the dedicated media centre system were confronted with the profiles of other journalists instead. Sysadmins are trying to get to the bottom of the problem, in the meantime they are advising journos to reload the web page if they hit the problem, as explained in a notice (issued on Thursday) below.

RWC MEDIA ALERT

RWC 2011 Media Centre – login issue

A few people have experienced issues when logging on to the RWC 2011 Media Centre.

Specifically, some people are seeing someone else's profile after they enter their temporary password and go to the 'My profile' page.

If you experience this issue, please can you try refreshing the web page until you see your details?

If this does not work, please email mchelp@rugbyworldcup.com. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

We are working to resolve this issue and apologise for the inconvenience caused.

RWC 2011 Media Centre

The issue illustrates the teething problems that arise when you set up a system from scratch. Practical problems arising from the glitch are hard to gauge but its probably not the best idea if Australian media, for example, get wind of Kiwi TV broadcast plans. ®

Bootnote

Thanks to broadcast contractor Pete for the heads-up on the problem.

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Snowden on NSA's MonsterMind TERROR: It may trigger cyberwar
Plus: Syria's internet going down? That was a US cock-up
Who needs hackers? 'Password1' opens a third of all biz doors
GPU-powered pen test yields more bad news about defences and passwords
e-Borders fiasco: Brits stung for £224m after US IT giant sues UK govt
Defeat to Raytheon branded 'catastrophic result'
Microsoft cries UNINSTALL in the wake of Blue Screens of Death™
Cache crash causes contained choloric calamity
Germany 'accidentally' snooped on John Kerry and Hillary Clinton
Dragnet surveillance picks up EVERYTHING, USA, m'kay?
Linux kernel devs made to finger their dongles before contributing code
Two-factor auth enabled for Kernel.org repositories
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.