Adult friend finder hacked accounts
Last year's breach also included users' dates of birth, postal codes, sexual preferences, and whether they were seeking extramarital affairs.According to Leaked Source, reports The Guardian: "'Passwords were stored by Friend Finder Networks either in plain visible format or SHA1 hashed (peppered).It was just a matter of time, until a huge security breach happened.One of the biggest data breaches of 2016 was the Adult Friend Finder incident.That security analyst, known as Revolver, denied any participation in the hack. Hackers can use this collision exploit to their advantage.The truth is, hackers can use collision to forge a digital signature and access a user’s account. In fact, there are free resources online that allow you to decrypt SHA-1 Hash.We examine some examples of how enterprises can cull this data to find the clues they need.Editor’s Note: In the tech indsutry, where everyone is constantly preparing for the inevitable, Jeremy Ho, Aaron Murray, Christopher Barron, Spencer Thomas and Vincent Le describe one of the most prominent web application targeted attacks in this blog post — Local File Inclusion (LFI), which also led to one of the biggest hacks in 2016 that revealed millions of customers’ sensitive information.
LFI is an exploit of a vulnerability that occurs an input is not properly sanitized. FFN had no parameters when setting up an online account allowing users to create simple passwords, of the 412 million users 900,420 of the user passwords were “123456”.
Local File Inclusion(LFI) was the type of attack that breached A. This attack is where the hacker is attempting to gain access to the server by including a malicious file in a vulnerability found when a multimedia file upload is incorrectly configured by the server. and their sister sites, 99 percent of the server database containing usernames, passwords, and emails were cracked as Friend Finder Network(FFN) stored sensitive information in plain text and used an outdated security algorithm known as Secure Hash Algorithm with pepper (SHA-1) .
This type of attack would allow the hacker to view local files stored on the server. SHA-1 is a hash function algorithm that encrypts and hides files and data.
The Adult Friend Finder and other sister companies are a huge target for hackers.
Clearly, it has the burden of handling an abundant amount of sensitive information and it would only make sense for them to have an excellent security measure to keep intruders out.
Neither method is considered secure by any stretch of the imagination.'" Among the leaked accounts are some FFN should not necessarily have had to lose in the first place.