Encrypted passwords Kickstarter users captured by hack




Attackers have seized include encrypted passwords hack crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Because passwords can be cracked with powerful computers Kickstarter encourages users to change all the passwords.

Kickstarter had the passwords encrypted by, among other things Salten with SHA-1 encryption and multiple times is not enough to prevent the passwords with powerful computers and enough time to be outdated, yet warns Kickstarter on their own blog.

The crowd fund company advises users to change their password at the service itself and all other sites and services that they use that same password. Because criminals have seized, e-mail addresses and user names they can log in with that information. Other services

On two accounts, information from the hack abused. Kickstarter found out that the company has been informed by the authorities. That happened last Wednesday night Dutch time. After investigation, the company decided to inform. Though users Facebook logins and credit card details are not captured by the hack.


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