24-hours after LinkedIn confirmed a massive password leak, online music streaming service Last.fm has issued a statement saying that it’s currently investigating whether it too has leaked some of its users’ passwords.
As such, the company is recommending that all users log-in to their account and change their passwords through their settings page. “This follows recent password leaks on other sites, as well as information posted online,” says the company’s statement. “As a precautionary measure, we’re asking all our users to change their passwords immediately.”
Naturally, Last.fm is recommending that your new password is unique and is nothing obvious.
Whilst Last.fm hasn’t confirmed the exact nature of the leak yet, or indeed whether there has definitely been a leak, it seems that this is a precautionary measure at the very least and I guess you have to give credit to Last.fm for making this announcement of its own accord.
Yesterday, LinkedIn confirmed that user passwords to its site were compromised, giving the official nod to the story we ran earlier in the day that as many as 6.5m passwords could’ve have been accessed.
We’ve reached out to Last.fm and will be sure to update you when we find out more on this.
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