If you’re a fan of the MyFitnessPal app – the nifty application that helps users track their calories to aid weight loss – you might want to change your password.
MyFitnessPal have confirmed that they encountered a data breach in February this year where an “unauthorized party acquired data associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts.
The affected information included usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords – the majority with the hashing function called bcrypt used to secure passwords. ”
MyFitnessPal says it “quickly took steps” to determine the nature of the data breach and are currently working with “leading data security firms to assist in our investigation” and are “coordinating with law enforcement authorities”.
If you use the app – or the online version – it is recommended that you do the following:
Keeping data safe online is becoming a bigger challenge with large data breaches becoming common.