Spotify breach creates password hack risk

John Leyden reports:

Popular online music service Spotify has warned of a security breach that may have exposed user passwords and other sensitive data.

A notice – posted on Wednesday – explains that a bug in Spotify’s protocols that was recognised and resolved in December was more serious than first suspected. Last week Spotify learned that a group of hackers had managed to compromise its protocols as a result of this (now resolved) vulnerability.

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