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WineHQ breach exposes contributor usernames and passwords

Date: 2011-10-12 10:08:51

WineHQ Website Banner WineHQ is a website supporting Wine. Wine lets user run Windows software on other operating systems. With Wine, users can install and run these applications just like they would in Windows.

According to thinq.co.uk, "This means that they have all of those emails, as well as the passwords," Jeremy White of project organiser CodeWeavers confirms in his mailing list post. "The passwords are stored encrypted, but with enough effort and depending on the quality of the password, they can be cracked.

This breach will impact a narrow band of technical users, who hopefully know better than to share usernames and passwords between sites.

Category: Breach

Subcategory: Passwords

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