Server MacKeeper-scareware leak data showed 13 million users




Security expert Chris Vickery knew in his own words extremely easy to enter the MacKeeper servers. Vickery said data from more than thirteen million users have downloaded, including with md5 hashed passwords without salt.

Krom Tech tries to seduce people through advertisements to downloading the maintenance MacKeeper for Apple Macs. Then the program ‘problems’ detects that solve the ‘free’ say on. In addition to the partly free cleanup, it detects more cases, such as security and performance issues. To solve these must be paid between 39.95 and 89.95 euros per year.

Six hours after the announcement of the leak in a post on Reddit, the database was still completely unprotected by the security researcher. If the company is better protected database access, Vickery will reveal more about how access could be obtained. In addition to the hashed passwords of 13 million users, Vickery was able to lay hands on information as names, email addresses, user names, computer names, IP addresses, software licenses and associated activation codes, phone numbers and serial numbers of computers.


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