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Tapatalk Security Breach
« on: December 13, 2014, 11:27:50 pm »
I got this email from Tapatalk a little while ago.  It might be worth checking out:

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Dear Tapatalk Forum Community,

Today we discovered that someone had used an exploit in a third party plugin on the Tapatalk support forums, leading to the disclosure of email addresses and encrypted passwords, and possibly passwords in cleartext if you attempted to login since December 9th.

Due to this incident, please log into www.tapatalk.com/v2 and change your password.

    Please choose a strong password, containing a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and even symbols if possible.
    Never use the same password on more than one site.  Passwords should be unique to each site they access in order to comply with basic security best practices.

No other systems appear to have been affected and we will continue to perform audits. In the meantime our support forums will be brought back online but we will be rolling back the site approximately a week as a precaution. Posts and messages since that time will not be restored in this process. 

Again, all passwords have been invalidated and will no longer work. Please reset your password using the reset password page and then following the instructions provided in the email.

We are sorry for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience,

The Tapatalk Team
Greg Whitehead
Ten Mile, TN
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Re: Tapatalk Security Breach
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2014, 06:19:16 am »
I got something similar from our internet provider regarding our service, but the English was mashed enough that I recognized it for what it was, and dumped it.
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Re: Tapatalk Security Breach
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2014, 08:17:44 am »
What is tapatalk?

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Re: Tapatalk Security Breach
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2014, 08:46:47 am »
Tapatalk is for those that don't get quite frustrated enough just trying to figure out a regular computer. ;D
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Re: Tapatalk Security Breach
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2014, 06:06:33 pm »
Tapatalk is for those that don't get quite frustrated enough just trying to figure out a regular computer. ;D

Then it's not for me, as my Mac causes me enough grief and frustration.

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Re: Tapatalk Security Breach
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2014, 06:28:36 pm »
lol.................well said Perry!