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Last.fm: Passwords Security Issue, Asking all users to change their passwords immediately.
post Jun 7 2012, 18:08
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7th June 2012,
We are currently investigating the leak of some Last.fm user passwords. This follows recent password leaks on other sites, as well as information posted online. As a precautionary measure, we’re asking all our users to change their passwords immediately. We strongly recommend that your new Last.fm password is different to the password you use on other services. ...
... We’re sorry for the inconvenience around changing your password; Last.fm takes your privacy very seriously. We’ll be posting updates in our forums and via our Twitter account (@lastfm) as we get to the bottom of this.

The Last.fm Team

As i've seen a fair amount of HA-members using LastFM-services and if you don't visit their site regulary this would be hard to know.
Unsure if it's qualify-able news here on HA. But important it is for sure. smile.gif
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post Jun 7 2012, 22:01
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Not really a proper news item, but it's still a useful post. General Audio seems like a sensible place for it.

1. Attack the argument, not the arguer.
2. Assume good faith.
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post Jun 8 2012, 09:42
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I hadn't logged into the site in quite a while and had to brute-guess my password. Turns out it was really, really weak. Thanks for the heads up!
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