1,500,000 Passwords Stolen from Dating SiteAdded: Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
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Perhaps, you have already heard of an individual suspected of stealing 6,500,000 million LinkedIn passwords. And this hacker suddenly appeared to be a hopeless romantic, because he was reported to also steal 1,500,000 million passwords from dating website eHarmony.
As such, the hacker dumped the overall total of about 8,000,000 passwords on an unsuspecting Internet forum run by a Russian company which specialized in password recovery software. The experts suspect that the company in question didn’t have such kind of “password recovery” in mind, but that’s how it ended.
It was estimated that the dating site has about 20,000,000 users all over the world, so approximately one in fifteen passwords were stolen. Nevertheless, the dating website claimed that just a “small fraction” of its user base has been affected, though the experts aren’t sure 1,000,000 qualifies as a “small fraction”.
Fortunately for the users, the passwords were stolen in hashed form, according to the press reports. This means that it won’t be that easy to convert them into a usable form, which apparently offers users a chance to quickly change them. The recommendations of the security experts are common: using unique and complex passwords for each login.
eHarmony promised to contact affected users and reset their passwords, because otherwise the site members might end up with amazing profiles or even amazing dates they couldn’t dream of.
June 13th,2012Posted by:
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
|posted by (2012-06-14 00:05:52)|
|lol might get a few to keep my hand in hash cracking|
|Dam bipin must be desperate!! he has even trained his donkey to hack dating sites for him!!(Donkey say "Phew, I hope it works and I dont have to sleep in bed with him again!!)|
|posted by (2012-06-14 13:39:07)|
|what ever turns you on lol|
|posted by (2012-06-14 15:25:08)|
|rofl that's funny shit :p|
|now hackers enjoying on dating site||
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