Watchtower - Epic Games forums breached, salted passwords nabbed

edited August 2016 in Lounge

I read that the "Epic Games forums breached, salted passwords nabbed"

Please consider this in Watchtower

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  • Andrew_AGAndrew_AG

    Team Member

    Hi @OLLI_S,

    As I've mentioned mentioned previously, we only update Watchtower with password leaks if the site in question confirms the leak, which is why we haven't updated it with this one.

    edited August 2016

    I know that you mentioned this before and I still have this in mind (that an official confirmation is necessary).

    I thought they confirmed the leak:
    Also, we believe a compromise of our legacy forums covering Infinity Blade, UDK, previous Unreal Tournament games, and archived Gears of War forums revealed email addresses, salted hashed passwords and other data entered into the forums.

    They also recommend to change the password:
    If you have been active on these forums since July 2015, we recommend you change your password on any site where you use the same password.

    I am not a security expert and my English skills are average.
    But after reading this I thought that is an official confirmation (even if they wrote "we believe").

  • Andrew_AGAndrew_AG

    Team Member
    edited August 2016

    Ah, yes, you are correct, it looks like certain legacy forums were affected. Somehow I missed that part of the announcement. I'll take a look into getting the affected forums added to Watchtower. Thanks.

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  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    @OLLI_S: I can't say I recall for certain, but it wouldn't surprise me if you had. ;)

    But more importantly, it shows. Thank you so much for your support, and your feedback on Watchtower and the app(s) in general! :love:

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