Keep this in mind and it will prevent many bad things from happening online."Other experts have criticized the way the personal data was stored, particularly with regards to the importance of password security."Storage of clear-text passwords is inexcusable in today's world," says Mike Raggo, chief research scientist at social media security firm Zero Fox.
When reached, Friend Finder Networks confirmed the site vulnerability, but would not outright confirm the breach."Over the past several weeks, Friend Finder has received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources.
ALMOST 400 million accounts on sex and swinger site Adult Friend Finder have been allegedly exposed in what is believed to be the biggest security breach of its kind.
Holland confirmed that the site "does not collect data regarding our members' sexual preferences."Leaked Source said breaking with usual tradition because of the kind of breach, it will not make the data searchable.Similarly, personal details could be used in phishing campaigns that use such information as bait to trick people into giving up sensitive data."With this breach of 400 million accounts we should expect a domino effect of smaller data breaches with password reuse and spear-phishing," says Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of security firm High-Tech Bridge."General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement will probably help to minimize this type of incident in the future, however it will take some time.Users should keep in mind that everything they post or share online may become public one day.Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation," said Diana Ballou, vice president and senior counsel, in an email on Friday."While a number of these claims proved to be false extortion attempts, we did identify and fix a vulnerability that was related to the ability to access source code through an injection vulnerability," she said."Friend Finder takes the security of its customer information seriously and will provide further updates as our investigation continues," she added.When pressed on details, Ballou declined to comment further.I’ve heard about many successful relationships starting from online dating and wish I would’ve joined Asia Friendfinder earlier.Thanks to Asia Friendfinder, I’ve found my true love and look forward to a life time of happiness." Wendy T."I was looking for someone I can build a meaningful relationship and I was so tired of the bar and lounge scene because I think single people are there for the wrong reasons.Shortly joining Asia Friendfinder, I found my wife and soul mate.It is the second major leak of private user information in less than two years - and it even contains details of DELETED accounts over the seedy service's 20 year history, Leaked Source has claimed.Sister porn sites Penthouse, Stripshow and i Cams have also been skimmed of user data in what cyber security specialists have said is a hack that "raises serious alarm bells".