Second life password cracker
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“We’re taking a very cautious approach and believing passwords have been compromised,” said Cory Ondrejka, Linden Lab’s chief technology officer. “As a result, we’re asking users to update their Second Life passwords immediately.”
To reassure the 260,000 people who have changed their passwords since Friday’s alert, the company says it will “continue to take proactive steps” to protect its customers’ security and privacy.
“It’s bad enough that criminals were able to obtain such personal information in the first place,” he said, “but even though this path has now been cut off, hackers may well find themselves with an opportunity to access the email, eBay, or even banking accounts of unsuspecting Second Life users.”
“Not every website can treat your password with the same level of confidentiality,” Mr Cluley explained. “It’s important that users use different passwords for sites that store sensitive data about them.”
According to one gamer: “I was locked out because I didn’t answer a question correctly during security check. Despite the fact that I know the answer, I am unable to contact you because I am locked out. I reside in the United Kingdom. SL has provided me with a UK phone number to dial in order to reset my password. This number does not exist, according to British Telecom UK.”
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Linden Lab has informed its representatives of a database breach that could have revealed “unencrypted names and emails, as well as encrypted passwords and encrypted payment details of all Second Life users.”
“We’re taking a very cautious approach and thinking passwords were compromised, so we’re asking users to update their Second Life passwords immediately,” said Cory Ondrejka, Linden Lab’s chief technical officer.
An attacker was able to access the Second Life databases using a “zero-day hack” by third-party applications used on Second Life servers, according to the company’s investigation.
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The web team finished an update to the code late last night (early this morning?) that will give you a few more choices for resetting your passwords on the website. If you a) don’t have access to the email address we have on file (or it doesn’t exist), or b) can’t remember the answer to your security question, continue reading…
Enter your Second Life name on the password change request tab. You’ll see a page stating that information has been sent to your email address (Instruction Sent). Choose the Email no longer active? connect at the bottom of the page. To learn more, go here.
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Visit our password recovery page if you know your username but have forgotten your password. Enter your username and press Send Instructions to have instructions on how to build a new password sent to your account’s email address. You must respond to the security question you selected when you created your Second Life account. Test your spam/junk mail folder as well. Simply contact Customer Service by opening a support ticket using the Submit A Ticket button on the top right of this page if you can’t remember the answer to your security question or no longer have access to the e-mail address you given. You’ll be asked to check your identity before we reset your security question together. Please accept our apologies in advance for the fact that help is unable to retrieve passwords. Fortunately, once we reset your security question, this won’t be a problem! Don’t see what you’re looking for? For a more detailed list of Support topics, please visit our Knowledge Base!