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Andrew Wonser
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« on: February 17, 2014, 01:05:10 AM »

Posting this just in case some of you don't see the news or check your email that often.

Right now they are saying that email, phone, encrypted password, name and mailing address. No credit card info has reported to have been taken. But as is often the case with these things I wouldn't be surprised if the opposite is revealed later on. Besides the fact that I believe the card is tied to your account so someone could, after unencrypting the password, pledge for whatever.

So just do the standard change your password for Kickstarter and anything else that shares that password/email combo.
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 05:41:46 AM »

Your credit card info is safe. Kickstarter doesn't handle that part, instead leaving it to Amazon. Anyone who might have gained access to your account shouldn't be able to pledge for anything. You should be worried about your password though. They used SHA-1 encryption, which I believe was already compromised before this. They changed the encryption type afterwards, so at least things should be better now.
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 06:58:25 AM »

Quote from: TiLT on February 17, 2014, 05:41:46 AM

Your credit card info is safe. Kickstarter doesn't handle that part, instead leaving it to Amazon. Anyone who might have gained access to your account shouldn't be able to pledge for anything. You should be worried about your password though. They used SHA-1 encryption, which I believe was already compromised before this. They changed the encryption type afterwards, so at least things should be better now.

Thats not strictly true - Kickstarters that aren't based in the US are not handled by Amazon, but by Kickstarter itself. That means, that kickstarter has partial records of credit cards stored.
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