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Opera resets sync passwords

By Richard Chirgwin, 28 Aug 2016

In case you're an Opera sync user who spent the weekend offline: check your e-mail for a password reset.

The company has announced it detected an attack last week on its Opera sync servers, and that some user IDs were compromised.

It explains that passwords should be safe: sync passwords are encrypted in storage, while authentication passwords are hashed and salted.

“In an abundance of caution, we have encouraged users to also reset any passwords to third party sites they may have synchronised with the service,” the statement notes.

Only the 1.7 million Opera Sync users need take any action. ®

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