Trapster hack: millions warned of possible password breach

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Are you one of the 10 million users of Trapster, the smartphone app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and other mobile devices whose community shares information about speed traps and enforcement cameras?

If so, you’ll want to read this.

Trapster is notifying its users that their usernames and passwords may have fallen into the hands of hackers. The site has emailed its users, and published an advisory, warning users that they would be wise to change their passwords immediately.

Part of their advisory reads:

“We believe it’s best to be cautious. So, if you’ve registered your account with Trapster, then it’s best to assume that your e-mail address and password were included among the compromised data.”

“We therefore recommend changing the password on your account, and if you used that password on any other site, you should…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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