LJ Hacked… and this is a surprise?

Account Hijackings Force LiveJournal Changes | washingtonpost.com

Livejournal, an online community that boasts nearly 2 million active members, on Thursday announced sitewide changes for users logging into their accounts — changes prompted by a hacker group’s successful hijacking of potentially hundreds of thousands of user accounts.

Maybe I picked a good time to move away from LJ…

Another choice quote from the article.

LiveJournal’s stats page says the company has more than 9.2 million registered accounts, but that only 1.9 million of them are active in some way. The largest percentage of users are located in the United States and Russia.

Talk about a user database in sore need of purging!

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2 Responses

  1. Michael M says:

    I am not surprised at this at all. I wrote a paper in 2002 for a computer security class about how vulnerable LiveJournal was since it was open source, which meant hackers could pick through the code and find security flaws to exploit.

  2. Esprix says:

    If you’re not clicking on errant links or allowing just any old cookie to be installed, you’re fine.

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