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« on: January 16, 2012, 11:05:33 AM »

Zappos.com Hacked, 24 Million Customers Affected

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-zappos-hacked,0,5912158.story?track=rss

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Zappos said that hackers gained access to customers' names, e-mail addresses, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers, and the last four digits of credit card numbers and encrypted passwords
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 11:44:34 AM »

Zappos.com Hacked, 24 Million Customers Affected

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-zappos-hacked,0,5912158.story?track=rss

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Zappos said that hackers gained access to customers' names, e-mail addresses, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers, and the last four digits of credit card numbers and encrypted passwords

This is already bad news for millions, but looks what else could happen...  

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/retail/story/2012-01-16/mark-smith-zappos-breach-tips/52593484/1
Zappos customer accounts breached
By Mark W. Smith, Detroit Free Press
January 16, 2012

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Hackers were able to access Zappos customer's names, e-mail addresses, addresses, phone numbers, the last four digits of credit card numbers and cryptically scrambled passwords.

Zappos reset the passwords for all the affected accounts and is today notifying customers with instructions on how to create a new password.
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Zappos customers may be able to quickly tighten up their user account at the shoe retailer, but the real danger lies in what other important Web accounts carry similar information.

Too many of us use similar passwords for most of our online log-ins. It can be hard to juggle different passwords for the dozens of accounts we have.

But the Zappos breach is a great example of how dangerous that can be.

Using the clues gleaned from Zappos accounts, the hackers may now have enough clues to gain access to a user's e-mail or other important accounts.

So while Zappos passwords may still be relatively secure, all those other pieces of information can offer clues to a user's password. That information can also be used to answer a weak set of security questions correctly.

That's why giving the same password to something important like online banking and a one-off retailer purchase like Zappos is very dangerous.


A good tip is to create passwords that are just nonsensical characters at websites that won't get daily use. If, say, you shop at Macys.com once a year, there's no reason to give that account a password similar to the important ones tied to daily destinations like e-mail or online banking.

It won't be a password you'll be able to remember, but when you have to log in next, just click the password reset button and have a link e-mailed to you.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 01:55:05 PM »

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2012/01/zappos-hacked.html
Zappos website hacked; credit card database not affected, CEO says
January 16, 2012

Zappos.com, the popular online shoe site, was the victim of a cyber attack by a hacker who gained access to part of the company's internal network through one of its servers, Chief Executive Tony Hsieh said in an email to employees Sunday.

Hsieh said the Henderson, Nev., company was cooperating with law enforcement to undergo "an exhaustive investigation" and that the database that stores customers' credit card and other payment data was not affected or accessed.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 06:56:25 PM »

http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrymagid/2012/01/16/what-to-do-if-you-were-zapped-by-zappos-data-breach/
5-Ways To Protect Yourself If You Were Zapped by Zappos Breach
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 06:58:59 PM »

I'm not so sure I would recommend using a Password Manager.  JMHO (see comments)

http://gizmodo.com/5876508/account-hacked-these-password-managers-keep-your-everything-safe
Account Hacked? These Password Managers Keep Your Everything Safe
By Mario Aguilar
January 16, 2012


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