Robinhood may have stored your password in plaintext

first_img Equifax breach: You can now file a claim for your share of the $700M settlement John McAfee ‘released from confinement’ How to become a privacy ninja: Use these journalist tools NSA aims to up its cybersecurity game Now playing: Watch this: Annette Riedl/picture alliance via Getty Images Robinhood warned its customers in an email Wednesday that their passwords may have been stored in plaintext. The stock trading service said it discovered the issue on Monday night, when it found “some user credentials” stored in readable formats on its internal systems.”Your Robinhood password may have been included,” Robinhood said in the email. “We resolved this issue, and after thorough review, found no evidence that this information was accessed by anyone outside of our response team.”Still, it recommends changing your password.A Robinhood spokesperson told CNET sister site ZDNet via phone that not all users were impacted, but did not say how many were. Passwords are now being hashed using the Bcrypt algorithm, according to a help page, ZDNet added. Share your voice Inside a password-free future Tags 2:46 Security on CNET null Computers Security 0last_img read more

Ethnic groups responsible for stalled peace talks says Myanmar Army

first_imgGeneral Mutu Say Poe (L), chairman of the Karen National Union (KNU), speaks with Myanmar`s commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing (R) during a photo session at the third session of the Union Peace Conference in Naypyidaw on on 11 July 2018. Photo: AFPMyanmar military officials on Wednesday said stalled peace talks were “drowning” the country, blaming ethnic armed groups for the fighting that continues to rage in the country’s northern borderlands.Civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said that making peace is a top priority for her administration, but she shares power with the military, which has fought ethnic insurgencies for decades.At the start of a third round of Suu Kyi-led peace talks in the capital Naypyidaw Wednesday, Myanmar’s commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing suggested ethnic groups were responsible for the stalled peace process that he said was “drowning our country”.“I would like to urge you to wipe out the civil armed conflicts that hinder the development of the country,” he said.Defence minister Sein Win told AFP that ethnic militias were not doing enough to staunch ongoing conflict, saying they “need to control their people.”“If their people have no discipline, problems can happen,” he said.The six-day peace talks are an attempt by Suu Kyi, who came to power in 2016 after landslide elections, to bring more ethnic groups into a ceasefire accord.Ten groups are now signed up but at least seven, including some of the largest and most influential, are holding out, with Suu Kyi saying Wednesday they were “always welcome” to join.Progress has been hampered by continued clashes between the powerful military and armed insurgents fighting for more autonomy in northern Kachin and Shan states.The grinding conflicts play out away from the more prominent global headlines generated by violence in the country’s west, where the army has driven out some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims since August.More than a third of Myanmar’s townships are affected by unresolved conflict, according to a 2017 report from the Asia Foundation.Some of the fiercest clashes are happening in Myanmar’s northernmost Kachin State, where more than 100,000 people have been displaced by violence.Kachin Independence Army general Gunmaw told reporters as he arrived at his hotel Tuesday that one of the aims of the conference was to restore basic communication channels with the government.“We hope fighting will be decreased.”last_img