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26 million LiveJournal accounts being shared on hacker forums

Who knew you couldn't count on Russians to have decent encryption practices, eh.

This is a lil outside the ONTD norm, but as I got alerted both by the tweet above AND Firefox just now, I'm sharing it.

For all us poor saps still using LJ

  • FF tells me the breach originally happened in Jan of 2017 OR 2014.

  • Since May 8th, data dumps of apparently33,717,787 accounts have been on hacker websites.

  • LieJournal has denied it, but there have also been attacks on Dreamwidth credentials, as many people would use the same email/password combo over there too.

  • As the database is nearly 6 years old (Seriously, even hackers are too slow to compromise accounts), hopefully you've changed your pw in those months. If not, at least make sure it isn't the same PW/email combo you use on other sites.

This has been your friendly ONTD IT Professional warning. MD5, I ask you...

Tags: computers and technology

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