LivingSocial, the a deal-of-the-day website that features discounted gift certificates usable at local or national companies, has been hit by a cyber attack on their systems.
The information they were able to steal included names, email addresses, date of birth for some users, and encrypted passwords — technically ‘hashed’ and ‘salted’ passwords. Credit card information was apparently not lost.
While the passwords were encrypted, it’s still recommended to change password immediately on LivingSocial, as well as any other sites where you’re using the same password.
Using the same password for different websites is a very bad idea, and you should avoid it as much as you can. Security tips regarding passwords can be found in our newsletter here: http://bfblogg.wpengine.com/blog/2013/03/08/basefarm-sirt-newsletter-2013-03-08/
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