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#267993 22-Feb-2020 12:31
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So many of you may have woken up to this email in your inbox (I did!):


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In short - Slickwraps got pwned, and pretty badly. The problem I have with this they are attempting to sweep this under the rug. They claim they sent out an email to everyone informing them of this breach but I never got it. I just logged into an account I didn't know I had and anonymized all my data.


The email links to a Medium article which got taken down (however is still up on the archive):


So, as a final reminder. I use a password manager so am not too concerned. You should too. I use Lastpass and do recommend them but there are also many others out there.

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  #2425354 22-Feb-2020 12:45
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That article is... wow. SlickWraps' incompetence is staggering.


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  #2425436 22-Feb-2020 14:41
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They blocked Troy Hunt when he was trying to get in touch via Twitter too (they did unblock him so tweet had been removed). Elementary cyber security: don't block Troy.

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  #2425454 22-Feb-2020 15:24
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Wow. I'd never heard of Slickwraps, but this is a tale of staggering incompetence in anyone's books. 
As in "What's the worst way to deal with this? Yep. Let's do that."

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  #2425562 22-Feb-2020 18:18
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Oh my...



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