It was just early yesterday morning when LinkedIn reported a security breach, and here we are with word that dating site eHarmony has also confirmed a password breach of their own, where password hashes for eHarmony were rolled out on the very same Russian forum that published the LinkedIn hashes earlier. In an effort to calm everyone down, Becky Teraoka, of eHarmony’s corporate communications, had this to say, “After investigating reports of compromised passwords, we have found that a small fraction of our user base has been affected.”
So far, eHarmony declined to say more about the situation, and certainly did not reveal the number of affected users. According to eHarmony, their passwords had already been reset. Around 1.5 million password hashes were released in the Russian password-cracking website known as InsidePro, which sounds like a lot until you compare it to LinkedIn’s attack that saw approximately 5.8 million password hashes were revealed. You can never be too paranoid whenever you are online, but a dating site’s password breach should not be as worrisome as some think, right?
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