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Friday, May 9, 2014

Bit.ly Has Security Breach: Warns Users to Change Passwords



The link-shortening service Bit.ly, one of many companies to suffer a breach in security.
The company is warning users to change their password,Iupdate their authentication keys, reset passwords and reconnect Facebook and Twitter accounts.  Bit.ly has already disconnected from all users' accounts, just as as a precautionary measure.
The company's blog post includes step-by-step instructions to change the authentication information. Bit.ly also said it has "no indication at this time that any accounts have been accessed without permission."
While Bit.ly did not say exactly how the breach happened, they have stated in a blog post that, . they have "already taken proactive measures to secure all paths that led to the compromise and ensure the security of all user data going forward."
The company has also pinned a warning to the top of its website and its Twitter page.
its website and its Twitter page.

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