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Time For New Passwords: Kickstarter Hacked

By Adam Smith on February 16th, 2014.

A quick public service announcement for those of our readers who have a Kickstarter account. If you’re a registered user of the crowdfunding site, an email should have arrived informing of a hack that occurred on Wednesday night. Just in case that information is nestling in a spam folder or a seldom-studied account, I thought it best to share the details that I received late last night. As far as hacks go it doesn’t sound like a particularly bad one, with no credit card information accessed, but Kickstarter are still recommending that users change their passwords.

To change your password, log in to your account at Kickstarter.com and look for the banner at the top of the page to create a new, secure password. We recommend you do the same on other sites where you use this password.

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