Discus breached 17.5 million user accounts in 2012, then did everything right about it in 2017

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/09/salt-your-hashes.html


This sure sounds familiar: https://bbs.boingboing.net/t/disqus-confirms-over-17-5-million-email-addresses-were-stolen-in-2012-hack-of/109040

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I just checked. My account is in the list. I didn’t get any notification. My e-mail address used is active.

I shall try to login there.


Ok, I could still login with my old credentials. Notably, underneath the e-mail address, it said my mail acc was unverified.

That might be the reason. However, even despite that, I wouldn’t conclude they did everything right, @doctorow. :confused:


Thank you for the BBS. Thank you very much. Thank you for letting me participate in the discussion without forcing Disqus on me.

I should reiterate that I love the BBS. It’s not only slick and working great. I like the thought that my account information is with Boingboing only.

One breach at a time, please. Not one to rule them all.

That is not entirely true according to the privacy policy

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