The company’s e-mail to customers, via Kara Swisher:
LivingSocial recently experienced a cyber-attack on our computer systems that resulted in unauthorized access to some customer data from our servers. We are actively working with law enforcement to investigate this issue.
The information accessed includes names, email addresses, date of birth for some users, and encrypted passwords — technically ‘hashed’ and ‘salted’ passwords. We never store passwords in plain text.
The database that stores customer credit card information was not affected or accessed.
Although your LivingSocial password would be difficult to decode, we want to take every precaution to ensure that your account is secure, so we are expiring your old password and requesting that you create a new one.
For your security, please create a new password for your < <email_address» account by following the instructions below.
1. Visit LivingSocial.com
2. Click on the “Create a New Password” button (top right corner of the homepage)
3. Follow the steps to finish
We also encourage you, for your own personal data security, to consider changing password(s) on any other sites on which you use the same or similar password(s).
The security of your information is our priority. We always strive to ensure the security of our customer information, and we are redoubling efforts to prevent any issues in the future.
Please note that LivingSocial will never ask you directly for personal or account information in an email. We will always direct you to the LivingSocial website — and require you to login — before making any changes to your account. Please disregard any emails claiming to be from LivingSocial that request such information or direct you to a different website that asks for such information.
If you have additional questions about this process, the “Create a New Password” button on LivingSocial.com will direct you to a page that has instructions on creating a new password and answers to frequently asked questions.
We are sorry this incident occurred, and we look forward to continuing to introduce you to new and exciting things to do in your community.
Between this and the Evernote hack, it hasn’t been a fun year for password security.
Awww man. — tanya b.
Everybody talks about the good ol days and I often ask myself, were they good or just different?
To a certain extent I do feel as though maybe its just a different time and thats all it is…
…but theres a huge part of me that feels as if values have been depreciated.
Hard work has been…
Truth be told!
Watch the full video: Blossoming into Science with actress Mayim Bialik
A fantastic video for girls interested in STEM (4:14 runtime)
Blossom dropping knowledge
Another underrated hip hop album from the 90’s. #lowkey #classic
Kendrick blacked out on that 3rd verse…yikes!
Source: SoundCloud / TopDawgENT
The verdict in the Steubenville rape trial is expected tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. EDT, after a day in which the accuser testified in the case. More details:
The girl testified Saturday that after leaving a party around midnight on Aug. 11 with the two football players, she woke up the next morning in the basement living room of another house. She was naked, she recalled, with no idea how she got there or where she was, and Mr. Mays, Mr. Richmond and another boy were surrounding her. The girl said that the boys put her clothes on a table, but she could not find her phone, her underwear, her earrings or her shoes.
“I was embarrassed and scared, and I did not know what to think because I could not remember anything,” she testified. She said that over the next two days she pieced together what had happened with the help of friends who showed her a video posted on YouTube and a picture that had circulated of her in the basement lying naked.
Earlier on Saturday, two former friends of the girl testified for the defense that she had a reputation as a liar. An expert defense witness also testified that the girl was not likely to have consumed enough alcohol to pass out that night but that she did drink enough to have a memory lapse, implying she could have consented to having sex but did not remember doing so.
The case, which involves texting and social media elements, has captured national attention in recent months, and the town itself has become torn as a result of the case, which involves two rising stars in the Steubenville High School football program.
Lets hope the jury makes the right call. Sounds like they’re trying to discredit the victim to protect the culprits. Funny world we live in.
Wish I was in Chitown for St Pattys weekend. #greenbeer
Knowing that my son is gay prompted me to consider the issue from another perspective: that of a dad who wants all three of his kids to lead happy, meaningful lives with the people they love, a blessing Jane and I have shared for 26 years.
I wrestled with how to reconcile my Christian faith with my desire for Will to have the same opportunities to pursue happiness and fulfillment as his brother and sister. Ultimately, it came down to the Bible’s overarching themes of love and compassion and my belief that we are all children of God.
This could cause a huge tide change in the GOP. This is an organization with ties to a yearly conference which recently banned a prominent pro-gay-rights organization. A conference that is taking place this weekend. CPAC could see the winds taken out of its sails thanks to this. (via shortformblog)
Sensibility still exists.