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Jawbone: Some MyTalk Accounts Compromised by Hack

Jawbone said late yesterday that a “limited number” of its customers have been affected by an attack on MyTalk accounts, the company’s software-upgrade service that accompanies Jawbone headsets and speakers, including the Icon headset, Jambox and Big Jambox.

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The hackers accessed names, email addresses and encrypted passwords of users, but the company says it doesn’t believe at this time that the hackers were able to access other information within accounts.

Jawbone has since disabled the affected MyTalk accounts, and has sent around an email asking users to reset their passwords.

Often in situations like these, hack victims are advised to change login credentials for other websites and apps as well, especially if they’re using the same password across accounts, in the event that the attackers will try the login and password elsewhere.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik