News aggregator app Flipboard breached: All passwords reset after hackers pinch user data


News aggregation app Flipboard has publicly confessed that hackers accessed personal data about its members. […] The databases that got away, according to a Flipboard statement, included account credentials, names, hashed and salted passwords, and email addresses. Some of these were SHA-1 hashed, while those created after March 2012 were hashed and salted with the more modern and tougher-to-crack bcrypt function.

Well isn't this just lovely? Fortunately, just about everyone I know who uses Flipboard also uses a password manager. This should limit the damage, but I'm willing to bet that most people using the service do not have unique passwords in place …