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Last.fm has security breach, passwords leaked

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Jun 2012 19:40 User comments (4)

Last.fm has security breach, passwords leaked The music streaming site Last.fm is looking into a recent security breach in which some user passwords were leaked.
Last.fm is just the latest in a string of major password leaks, starting with LinkedIn and eHarmony earlier this week. It is unclear if all three are connected.

The company did not give an exact figure of users compromised, just saying "a small fraction" of their 40 million users were affected.

Last.fm is asking all users to change their passwords immediately. When you log in, head over to the "settings" page and switch the login details.

As a note, Last.fm says "we will never e-mail you a direct link to update your settings or ask for your password," and that any attempts to do so are from phishers.

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4 user comments

17.6.2012 20:43

I wish we could have a system to check who was compromised by entering an email, it's unfortunate because most people will say "it's not me, I don't have to worry." but a majority of us know better, and change it anyways.


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27.6.2012 21:49

It seems like it is getting to be a trend here lately.What in the world is going on?Looks like pretty soon we will be going back to using snail mail for everything.


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38.6.2012 10:50

Originally posted by JST1946:
It seems like it is getting to be a trend here lately.What in the world is going on?Looks like pretty soon we will be going back to using snail mail for everything.
It's certainly beginning to feel like that. At least they'll have to literally break into your house or hold you at gun point to get your information. [in a manner of speaking]

48.6.2012 11:10

If you don't use any global passwords, having your Last.fm account compromised isn't quite as big of a deal compared to having your bank account password stolen. Unless you have a paid subscription you're not really gonna lose much, other than a bunch of scrobbles.

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