By storing passwords in clear text or insecure formats, companies render even complex passwords useless.
Good user account practice should therefore involve use of unique passwords between websites.” Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at “I’m still getting my head around the extent of the Adult Friend Finder hack.
That over 100 million passwords were apparently stored in plaintext is, frankly, ridiculous.
If true, the mastermind behind that idea should probably be feeling very uneasy about their future job prospects right now.
Some websites already do this but more need to step up and help those people who still do not understand the need for password sense.
With the previous attacks we have seen on these types of websites you would have expected the password storage security to have been increased but sadly this is not the case here.
During the survey period it was found, that 16 percent of respondents who were married and either very or somewhat happy, reported that they were current users.
Whilst probably not at the same level, the Adult Friend Finder breach data does contain several thousand and email addresses.
This statistic illustrates findings of a survey on the share of individuals who are current or past users of Adult Friend Finder in the United Kingdom (UK) in June 2017, by marital status and contentment.
Adult Friend Finder is an adult dating site that provides services to male and female users who seek short-term sexual encounters over the internet.
Unfortunately penetration testing or application security scanning can offer almost no insight into how data is stored or processed inside an organisations applications and data stores. It enables organisations to see how their data is managed by systems and more importantly whether it is encrypted and whether that encryption level is satisfactory.” Justine Cross, Regional Director at “The public has long since run out of patience for companies that fail to protect their data, and the Friendfinder Network is just the latest example proving that businesses must take a new stance to keep information in their care safe.
It is no longer enough to focus on passwords and financial data – any level of breach can cause significant distress or financial harm to the affected customers.