Netflix verify passwords users found in recent major hacks




Netflix checks whether users are reusing passwords at sites that recently the login details have been leaked, including LinkedIn and MySpace. The company will send users a notification when their Netflix password corresponding to a leaked password.

Netflix also takes the precaution to reset the corresponding password, so let the company know versus security researcher Brian Krebs. for example, Facebook gets this kind of techniques, writes Krebs. Netflix would place a tool called Scrumblr use that web pages can be done by searching for certain information.

Krebs adds that this does not mean that Netflix users’ passwords saved in an unsafe manner. A large part of the leaked passwords already cracked and the company just need to create an internal hash of the password with its own algorithm. The resulting hash can then be compared with its own database.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used the same password on different sites. As strangers knew as ‘OurMine Team’ to gain access to his Twitter and Pinterest accounts on the basis of leaked credentials. It turned out that his password in both cases’ dadada. Zuckerberg Twitter, however, rarely used, but a total of nineteen times.

Monday showed that the data of 100 million users of the social network have leaked alongside databases LinkedIn, Tumblr and MySpace.


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