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Dec. 2nd, 2013 | 09:17 pm

Just tossing this out there: Livejournal has apparently had an "incident" yesterday, as reported in one of their many official journals, livejournal.

Here's the post:

Regarding the Incident from December, 1

Dear LiveJournal users.

Yesterday, some journals had 3rd party content published and reported, immediately a security response team started reviewing the incident and taking required action.

We are currently reviewing user security as a precaution and will follow up with any findings and potential recommendations soon.

Livejournal security and privacy remains a priority and our security team continues to improve your blogging platform and prevent abuse of Livejournal.

Further updates will follow but at the present time our priority is finishing the review.

Users are reminded to keep passwords secure and as a precaution we recommend a password change ASAP so new password strength requirements (deployed 10 months ago) can be applied to all user accounts

No further details yet, but you may want to take the advice and change your password anyway.

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The Mystery of the Supranational Rabbit

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from: porsupah
date: Dec. 3rd, 2013 09:42 am (UTC)
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Hm! Well, I suppose I needed to change mine anyway - I hadn't done so in years, mostly deliberately, as LJ's not as high priority for security as, say, my bank.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Dec. 3rd, 2013 10:06 am (UTC)
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True — but it's hardly the lowest priority, either.

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Whitefang Greytail

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from: whitefang
date: Dec. 4th, 2013 12:38 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the heads up!

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Dec. 4th, 2013 12:49 pm (UTC)
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You're welcome! I hope LJ will post a detailed post-mortem with more information about what happened, how, why and how it'll be prevented in the future once they've concluded their investigation.

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Whitefang Greytail

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from: whitefang
date: Dec. 4th, 2013 01:12 pm (UTC)
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It'll take a while, but I do hope it'll be sooner rather than later.

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