25 Dec '13, 12am

Bitcoin Poker Site Hacked

Bitcoin Poker Site Hacked

The Bitcoin-only poker Web site Seals with Clubs recently announced that all user passwords were reset after the data center the site had been using permitted unauthorized access to a database server (h/t Ars Technica ). As a result, the company says, its database containing user credentials was likely compromised. While the passwords were salted and hashed, all users are required to change their passwords, and are being advised to change their passwords on any other sites where they used the same credentials. And Ars Technica reports that the fact that the passwords were salted and hashed shouldn't provide much comfort -- soon before Seals with Clubs posted the announcement, 42,020 hashes were posted to a forum with an offer of $20 for every 1,000 hashes cracked. After one day, two thirds of the hashes were already cracked. "As a response to this occurrence, a top priorit...

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