Tuesday, 14 June 2016

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uTorrent users, if you haven’t changed your password in the past week, do it now.

uTorrent, by far the most popular peer-to-peer file sharing client managed by BitTorrent, posted a brief but urgent security advisory on its forums on Tuesday.

According to the advisory, BitTorrent found out the day before that the unnamed vendor that powers its forums had been breached via one of its other clients. The attackers managed to download a database of information about forum users.

That’s a chunk of data: According to TorrentFreak, uTorrent has “well over 150 million active users a month.”

uTorrent also has dedicated community forums with tens of thousands of visitors per day and over 388,000 registered members.


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