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Dating Site eHarmony Has 1.5 Million Passwords Hacked

 1:25 pm on Jun 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

This is yet another reminder for webmasters to get on top of site security.

Dating Site eHarmony Has 1.5 Million Passwords Hacked [latimes.com]
EHarmony, the popular online dating site, was the target of a password hacking attack that resulted in 1.5 million stolen passwords, most of which have been cracked.

The attack is believed to be by the same hacker who stole 6.5 million passwords from LinkedIn, the career-oriented social network.

EHarmony has confirmed that some of its passwords were stolen. The company announced the news in a blog, but did not say how many passwords were stolen. The dating site reset passwords for compromised accounts and emailed those users with instructions on how to reset their passwords.

LinkedIn User Passwords Hacked [webmasterworld.com]
Spammers and Scammers Exploit The LinkedIn User Data Breach [webmasterworld.com]



 4:48 pm on Jun 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

.... and a significant number of the passwords on the smaller list contained the words "eHarmony" or "harmony,"....

Ahhh geeze . . . eHarmony123 . . . .

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