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Old 07-22-2013, 03:20 AM   #1
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LXer: Hack exposes e-mail addresses, password data for 2 million Ubuntu Forum users


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While it's disappointing that Canonical chose a relatively weak hashing scheme to protect its forum users' passwords, company officials deserve credit for immediately reporting the breach and exhorting users to change passwords. By contrast, recent responses to password breaches hitting Reputation.com and LivingSocial.com either made no suggestion to change passwords or played down that advice.

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