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eHarmony Joins the Hacked Passwords Club

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It seems that even a site dedicated to helping you find love can be the target of nefarious plots to steal user passwords.

We reported yesterday that nearly 6.5 million passwords were stolen from LinkedIn – the company later said “some” were stolen – and now it appears the same hacker also hit the popular eHarmony dating site.

Apparently the hacker posted both lists to a known hacker forum and requested assistance in cracking the hash codes on the passwords.  Some reports state that of the 8 million passwords that were posted, only 98,000 remain secure.  In a blog post from eHarmony, the company states that it has reset the passwords of the 1.5 million users that were impacted by the theft.

 


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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...


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