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Both internet users and the security industry as a whole need to get their respective acts together on this in order to prevent the still very widespread and repetitive use of extremely poor credentials.” Adam Brown, Manager, Security Solutions at “When data breaches occur you want to be sure that the data that is extracted is encrypted to such a level that it is of no use to outsiders.
In this case verification has shown that some data is stored in clear text while passwords are encrypted with SHA-1 (not enough to thwart today’s adversaries).
The impact from sites such as Adult Friend Finder could be as significant as the Ashley Madison breach which had reports of suicides as a direct result of the breaches.
Whilst probably not at the same level, the Adult Friend Finder breach data does contain several thousand and email addresses.
Companies need to start putting in measures to stop these passwords being used.
That over 100 million passwords were apparently stored in plaintext is, frankly, ridiculous.