1.5 million eHarmony passwords stolen and Last.fm users warned of potential password leak
Following the high-profile theft of user passwords from LinkedIn, the online dating web site eHarmony has posted that it is resetting passwords for its users, whilst Last.fm warns its customers to change their passwords whilst it investigates another potential password leak.
The 1.5 million users of eHarmony that are affected by the password leak will receive an e-mail with instructions to follow to reset their account password. It’s a similar incident to yesterday’s LinkedIn password leak, where the stolen passwords have been published online in a series of hashes where hackers are encouraged to help crack the passwords.
Meanwhile, Last.fm has posted an advisory notice on its web site encouraging its users to change their passwords. Last.fm have not yet confirmed whether passwords have been stolen but advises its a precaution whilst it investigates a potential security breach.
Avoid using the same password
We strongly advise that you do not use the same password for more than one sign in. You can create strong passwords using a password manager, like Passpack. Password managers will also store your passwords securely, so you don’t have to worry about not remembering your login details for different web sites.
These recent high-profile security breaches are stark reminders of the important of creating strong passwords.