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(The Verge)   Twitch: that massive hack last week? Just a flesh wound, no passwords were compromised   (theverge.com) divider line
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2021-10-15 2:37:52 PM  
Pretty sure getting all those actual names and addresses makes the passwords a worthless thing in comparison
 
2021-10-15 2:57:20 PM  

lifeslammer: Pretty sure getting all those actual names and addresses makes the passwords a worthless thing in comparison


The only difference between that and a phone book is that you know these people have a Twitch account.

/And you'd have to find a phone book that still has the white pages
 
2021-10-15 3:00:33 PM  
Look, guys, they stole everything but at least we salted our password hashes correctly.
 
2021-10-15 3:18:55 PM  
Lol, twitch is run by clowns.
 
2021-10-15 3:41:11 PM  

dr_blasto: Lol, twitch is run by clowns.


By clowns for clowns
 
2021-10-15 3:54:27 PM  

koder: Look, guys, they stole everything but at least we salted our password hashes correctly.


Was about to say, they'd better the fark not stored passwords unencrypted.
 
2021-10-15 3:59:37 PM  

dr_blasto: Lol, twitch is run by clowns.


... in hot tubs
 
2021-10-15 5:13:47 PM  
Somehow I don't believe them.  I changed all my passwords the day the leak hit (should have been changing them more regularly anyway), and three days later I was hit by massive account lockouts due to unsuccessful login attempts across every service that uses my email address as part of the credentials.  It's *possible* that there was just a random spread of attempts based on the emails included in the leak, but that's a bit unlikely.  Without a potential password to use as a jumping-off point, there's no point in even trying.

Given how the leak came to be in the first place, I'm leaning toward the belief that they are flat-out lying.

Also, holy shiat, anybody ever really go through all of their logins across every service they've ever used?  Goddamn that's a lot of effort.
 
2021-10-15 10:09:19 PM  

Kuroshin: Also, holy shiat, anybody ever really go through all of their logins across every service they've ever used? Goddamn that's a lot of effort.


I have. Massive pain in the ass, even if you have everything neatly together in a password manager.

Know what's real fun? Not having everything in a password manager, and going through your entire email history for the last decade looking for accounts to put in said manager.
 
2021-10-16 12:23:13 AM  
Twitch has a TOTP multifactor authentication option.  Use it.  Every site should have some form of 2FA available, preferably something better than SMS
 
2021-10-16 4:26:15 AM  

trialpha: Kuroshin: Also, holy shiat, anybody ever really go through all of their logins across every service they've ever used? Goddamn that's a lot of effort.

I have. Massive pain in the ass, even if you have everything neatly together in a password manager.

Know what's real fun? Not having everything in a password manager, and going through your entire email history for the last decade looking for accounts to put in said manager.


Thank god for password lockers.
 
2021-10-16 3:01:33 PM  
Thanks for the update, Twitch.
Companies lie, change your password anyway.
 
2021-10-16 9:31:23 PM  
Just a flesh wound your ENTIRE FRICKEN SOURCE CODE got leaked...
 
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