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MyFitnessPal Breached: What You Need to Know


On March 29th, popular fitness and nutrition tracking app MyFitnessPal, disclosed a data breach. According to the MyFitnessPal website, the breach occurred sometime in February 2018 but was only discovered on March 25th. Under Armour, the company that owns MyFitnessPal, announced that as many as 150 million accounts were compromised. Stolen information includes usernames, email addresses and passwords hashed with bcrypt. MyFitnessPal has alerted users via email and is requiring all users to change their passwords. Every user should change their MyFitnessPal password immediately regardless if they were alerted or not.


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