Another day, another reason to change your bloody passwords.
A web services and security company known as Cloudflare has copped a rather huge memory leak that may well have exposed user data for a shit-load of websites. Potentially thousands of them.
The most troubling aspect of this particular leak – dubbed Cloudbleed – is that the data was able to be cached by search engines, meaning dodgy internet mongrels may have already scraped and stored it.
According to the company, “the greatest period of impact was from February 13 and February 18 with around 1 in every 3,300,000 HTTP requests through Cloudflare potentially resulting in memory leakage”.
There’s no official list of compromised sites just yet, but a Github user posted a bunch they reckon have been affected.
And look, just because this data may have leaked doesn’t necessarily mean that internet crooks have your passwords, but when a leak this big comes along, it’s a good time to change them, even if it’s just for your own peace of mind.
You can suss the full list here, but the most notable sites are below.
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