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Due to cyber attack, Plex asks its users to change their passwords.

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Today, Plex emailed all its customers of a security breach that may have compromised account information like the UserID, email addresses, and passwords. The email reads, “Yesterday, we discovered suspicious activity on one of our databases. We immediately began an investigation, and it does appear that a third party was able to access a limited subset of data that includes emails, usernames, and encrypted passwords.” There is no confirmation that other personal account information has been compromised, and there’s no mention of private media libraries (which may or may not include pirated content, private nudes, and other sensitive content) having been accessed in the breach.” Though there is no sign of exposed passwords, Plex is pushing its users to change their passwords immediately to be safe. Plex is one of the most extensive American streaming media services with 20 million users that allows you to upload audio and video streaming to paid subscribers. Plex added, “all account passwords that could have been accessed were hashed and secured in accordance with best practices.” Financial information also appears to be safe despite the breach, with the email stating “credit card and other payment data are not stored on our servers at all and were not vulnerable in this incident.” Plex is taking action to prevent outsiders from taking advantage of the issue as the cause of the breach is known. The company stated, “We’ve already addressed the method that this third-party employed to gain access to the system, and we’re doing additional reviews to ensure that the security of all of our systems is further hardened to prevent future incursions.” If you are a Plex subscriber, you will need to take steps immediately to keep the information safe that the company provides. Plex has enabled the two-factor authentication option on your page, which you can use for extra security. It would help if you started using the free or the paid version of the password manager, which helps build strong and unique passwords for all your online sites. Chrome, Safari, and Microsoft Edge have an inbuilt password manager. In addition, you can use some of the committed services, like Bitwarden, Lastpass, and 1Password. Some password managers notify you that the password was hacked, and the passwords will be auto-filled by apps on your device.

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