February 17, 2014

Crowdfunding website Kickstarter hacked

Crowd-funding website Kickstarter has suffered a security breach that saw some user information including names, encrypted passwords, mailing addresses and phone numbers potentially revealed.

Asked if this shows that the problem is in usernames being re-used, Malwarebytes security researcher Chris Boyd said: “While you could use a password manager as a form of ‘username manager’ and multiply the amount of usernames to sit alongside the passwords created, ultimately I fear many people find simply juggling multiple logins inside a management tool a bridge too far.

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