Trapster Users, Be Warned: You May Have Been Hacked


Uh Ohs, Trapster users might be in a bit of trouble. the company has begun notifying users of the app that alerts you to the location of speed traps and cameras so you can continue driving recklessly free of any legal ramifications that their website has been hacked, and the emails and password of thousands of users have been compromised.

Dear Trapster User:

The Trapster team has recently learned that our website has been the
target of a hacking attempt, and it is possible that your email
address and password were compromised. We have taken, and continue to
take, preventative measures to avoid future incidents but we are
recommending that you change your Trapster password. As always,
Trapster recommends that you use distinctive passwords for each site
you visit, but if you use the same password on Trapster that you use
on other services, we recommend that you change your password on those
services as well.

For information on how to reset your password or improve the security of your passwords for your Internet usage, please click FAQs.

The Trapster Team

Unless you are the type to use the same email for multiple accounts, for the most part you should be fine. If you do however happen to use your Trapster password as the one for your email account, there have already been reports of users having their accounts hacked and used for attempted spam. It might be smart to do a quick password change, in that case.

[via AndroidCommunity]

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  1. karma?

  2. I got an email from Trapster about this last week. Simple fix and back on track….so to speak.

  3. “Unless you are the type to use the same email for multiple accounts, for the most part you should be fine.”… Many people do use the same email front end for multiple accounts, and to make it worse the same password for all of them.. and even crazier also for their bank.. If that’s you.. take this as a warning, your playing with fire.

  4. Passwords stored in plaintext? How can people continue to be so stupid?

  5. @Chris, where did it say anything about the passwords being stored in plain text? I do hope you realize that encryption methods can be broken. It’s nothing new.

  6. @Pieter: karma? what did these people do aside from share information with each other. that is wrong how?

  7. That’s why you hash users’ passwords?

  8. Agreed, at least make the hackers work for it. Pretty reckless of them not to hash the passwords!

  9. @dennis do you really suggest a unique password / email front end for every subscription / registered website?

    i mean come on you have to be able to remember it, people need to do better at PROTECTING our information… now i admit only one email / pw combo is bad news but you can only have so many emails, i have 3 emails and 2 different passwords i use for 6 combinations of log in but i am registered on probably 50 different websites that i frequently visit so some are bound to be the same…

    protect your bank info though people, that one should always be unique and nothing should share the same info as that log in

  10. haha hashes… rainbow tables!

  11. Ehm, why would you even consider joining when they don’t have HTTPS while collecting your data?

  12. haha rainbow tables… salts!

  13. You mean you dont see this app as a blatant aid to avoid the law?
    Come on man, call a spade a spade.

  14. Pieter: How is it avoiding the law? Please explain.

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