Mag publisher Future stored your FileSilo passwords in plaintext. Then hackers hit

Shaun Nichols reports:

UK magazine publisher Future’s FileSilo website has been raided by hackers, who have made off with, among other information, unencrypted user account passwords. is a website Future’s mag subscribers can log into to download materials, such as Photoshop templates and graphics, for tutorials published in its print titles. Future is responsible for things like EdgeDigital Camera World, and ImagineFX.

A notice sent to FileSilo users on Wednesday advises everyone to change their passwords for the site, and any other website with the same password, “as a matter of urgency,” due to the astonishingly bad decision to store the passwords without encryption. Yes, in plaintext.

Read more on The Register.

About the author: Dissent

Comments are closed.