eHarmony falls prey to LinkedIn crypto crackers

Powered by SC Magazine
 

But company mum on details.

Dating site eHarmony has confirmed user passwords were leaked in a massive cache uploaded to the internet this week.

The passwords did not contain account usernames, according to the adult dating company.

"After investigating reports of compromised passwords, we have found that a small fraction of our user base has been affected," the company said on its blog.

The passwords were contained in the same dump that exposed potentially 6.5 million LinkedIn users.

News broke about the leak of unsalted LinkedIn passwords after user dwdm uploaded the stolen cache to the cryptographic boffin web site insidepro.

Password crackers quickly got to work assisting dwdm to break the SHA-1 cryptographic function.

The words eHarmony and harmony were cited in a second list on the web site but it remained unclear from where the passwords were stolen.

User dwdm did not respond to questions by SC Magazine about the origins of the cache.

EHarmony has reset passwords for "affected" accounts

Copyright © SC Magazine, Australia


eHarmony falls prey to LinkedIn crypto crackers
 
 
 
Top Stories
Windows 10 lands in Australia
Campaign to get business to upgrade kicks off.
 
NSW to build its own myGov
Service NSW digital profiles available by September.
 
Android bug leaves a billion phones open to attack
Hackers only need phone number to target devices.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Should law enforcement be able to buy and use exploits?



   |   View results
Yes
  14%
 
No
  50%
 
Only in special circumstances
  17%
 
Yes, but with more transparency
  18%
TOTAL VOTES: 747

Vote