Adult friend fidner
Both internet users and the security industry as a whole need to get their respective acts together on this in order to prevent the still very widespread and repetitive use of extremely poor credentials.” Adam Brown, Manager, Security Solutions at “When data breaches occur you want to be sure that the data that is extracted is encrypted to such a level that it is of no use to outsiders.
In this case verification has shown that some data is stored in clear text while passwords are encrypted with SHA-1 (not enough to thwart today’s adversaries).
We have the lists, they have the lists, it’s a simple lookup.
Whilst I appreciate it’s our responsibility to protect our data there are some seemingly easy measures that could be put in place to stop the use of these extremely common words.
The impact from sites such as Adult Friend Finder could be as significant as the Ashley Madison breach which had reports of suicides as a direct result of the breaches.
Whilst probably not at the same level, the Adult Friend Finder breach data does contain several thousand and email addresses.
It is the second time in as many years that Adult Friend Finder has been hacked, following 3.5 million user records being exposed in May 2015.
That over 100 million passwords were apparently stored in plaintext is, frankly, ridiculous.