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Computer users urged to change passwords after massive data leak

MIAMI – Computer users are being urged to change their passwords immediately after a massive web leak was discovered.

Various reports claim the breach, which is being called CloudLeak, has exposed passwords, private messages and other data from millions of sites.

Forbes.com reports websites affected include Uber, FitBit, OKCupid and many others. 

The leak stems from a code problem within CloudFlare, a content delivery network used by other websites. CloudFare has been accidentally leaking personal information for months, Fortune reports.

Fortune claims the leaked data includes private messages from dating sites and chat services.

Although CloudFlare attempted to fix the problem once notified, companies such as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Bing had already stored leaked data without knowing.

Despite experts advising people to change their computer passwords, CloudFlare has yet to notify any of their customers.

 

 


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