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    Q&A Site “Quora” exposed 100 Million accounts

    December 5th, 2018 by

    100 Million Quora users affected by massive data breach

    Have you noticed that the latest breeches tend to be 100 Million Plus? Anyway, if you use the site, be sure to change the password and any other sites that are linked (e.g., social networks).

    Quora Security Update

    For approximately 100 million Quora users, the following information may have been compromised:

    • Account information, e.g. name, email address, encrypted password (hashed using bcrypt with a salt that varies for each user), data imported from linked networks when authorized by users
    • Public content and actions, e.g. questions, answers, comments, upvotes
    • Non-public content and actions, e.g. answer requests, downvotes, direct messages (note that a low percentage of Quora users have sent or received such messages)

    Questions and answers that were written anonymously are not affected by this breach as we do not store the identities of people who post anonymous content.

    The overwhelming majority of the content accessed was already public on Quora, but the compromise of account and other private information is serious.

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