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This means that the page is not protected against directory traversal characters, such as dot-dot-slash, which can lead to code being injected into a path that leads to a file. The main purpose of the security breach seemed to be to harvest private information that was weakly secured. was hacked exposing 4 million accounts which contained sensitive information including sexual preferences and whether a user was looking for an external affair. One of the biggest reasons SHA-1 is vulnerable is because of an exploit called “collision”.
One security analyst had previously warned the company of a local file inclusion flaw, and following that warning the hackers were able to run malicious software. A collision occurs when two different message inputs, or passwords, generate the same hash.
More than ever, people are turning to online dating as their sole source of companionship, feeding their personal information to the websites.
For now, Leaked Source says it will not make the data set searchable by the general public. For one, the company either stored user passwords in plaintext, without any protection, or hashed them using the notoriously weak SHA1 algorithm, according to Leaked Source.
The company also kept logins for a site they don’t even run anymore (Friend Finder sold to Penthouse Global Media in February).
If confirmed, the breach would be largest known breach of personal data this year.
It is the second time in as many years that Adult Friend Finder has been hacked, following 3.5 million user records being exposed in May 2015.