Lawsuit alleges Equifax’s stupid password made it super easy to steal your data

“The company also failed to encrypt its mobile applications, so not only was it keeping sensitive data unencrypted on its own server, it was transmitting that data unencrypted over the internet” writes Emily Price for If the shoddy password wasn’t enough, the company also stored unencrypted user information on a public-facing server.As it turns out, the company made it pretty easy for hackers to get in.As part of a settlement from the incident, Equifax is paying more than $300 million toward credit monitoring services for the impacted customers.

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