An update on Password Security

Friday, 8 June 2012
by Matthew
filed under About Us and Announcements
Comments: 63

Hello from HQ,

Earlier this week, received an email that let us know a text file containing cryptographic strings for passwords (known as “hashes”) that might be connected to had been posted to a password cracking forum. We immediately checked the file against our user database, and while this review continues, we felt it was important enough to act on.

We immediately implemented a number of key security changes around user data and we chose to be cautious and alert users. We recommend that users change their password on and on any other sites that use a similar password. All the updated passwords since yesterday afternoon have been secured with a more rigorous method for user data storage.

To reach as many users as quickly as possible, we are sending these alerts via social media, direct email and on the site itself.

We take the security of our users very seriously, and going forward we want you to know we’re redoubling our efforts to protect our users’ data.

Thanks for your support,

The Team