Data Breach Exposes 42 Million Plaintext Passwords – Really?

First Adobe, then PR Newswire, and now Cupid Media… but this time in plaintext.  Found in the same cache of records from the first two breaches Cupid Media had over 42 Million plaintext passwords exposed – and we thought the Adobe data breach was bad.

Plaintext… really?  Information Security 101: encrypt your passwords.

“The compromise of 42 million passwords makes the episode one of the bigger passcode breaches on record. Adding to the magnitude is the revelation the data was in plaintext, instead of a cryptographically hashed format that requires an investment of time, skill, and computing power to crack.”

You can read the full article here: Hack of Cupid Media dating website exposes 42 million plaintext passwords

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