December 14, 2009

Have a RockYou Account like 32 Million Others - Better Change Your Passwords

Over the weekend Imperva issued a warning to RockYou (a maker of social network applications) that there was a serious SQL Injection flaw in their database. The attack could grant attackers every user name and password within their database.  Imperva notified RockYou - who has said the flaw has now been fixed. However, there have been claims that a hacker stole an alarming 32 million accounts already which contained - wait for it - clear text passwords.

Clear Text Passwords - not just for telnet and FTP anymore.

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