Flipboard reveals leaking user data; know how to change your password

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The popular news application Flipboard, from a security breach on the servers, allowed files with data from users’ accounts (including passwords) to be exposed for about nine months on the Internet. The service acknowledged the leak on Wednesday (29) in an email to all users. According to the note, «unauthorized access» was identified in the databases. Although the breach does not affect all accounts, Flipboard advises users to change passwords for greater security.

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Flipboard, created in 2010, is a news aggregator that distributes content from magazines, newspapers and websites from different countries. The platform has more than 145 million users in versions for Android, iPhone (iOS), Windows and the web.

1 of 8 Flipboard warns users about security breach – Photo: Nicolly Vimercate / dnetc

Flipboard warns users about security breach – Photo: Nicolly Vimercate / dnetc

According to the company, the extent of the security breach is still being analyzed, but most login credentials are secure. «The findings of the investigation indicate that an unauthorized person accessed and potentially obtained copies of specific databases containing information from Flipboard users between June 2, 2018 and March 23, 2019 and between April 21 and 22, 2019» explains the official note. «The databases involved may contain your name, username on the Flipboard, as well as an encrypted email address and password,» the statement added.

Users who changed their password after March 13, 2012 were not compromised, as the platform implemented a more sophisticated code protection system on that date.

Flipboard logged out all registered users or those with access from third-party apps (such as Facebook, Google, etc.), so that the next login on the platform will require changing your password. Find out how to reset the code in the following tutorial, on the service’s website and on your cell phone. In the latter, the images were captured on an iPhone (iOS), but the tips also apply to users of Android devices.

How to change your Flipboard password

Step 1. Access the Flipboard website (flipboard.com) and press the «Log In» option in the upper right corner of the page. Then, enter your username and password to access your account;

2 of 8 Log in to your account – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Log in to your account – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. Now, select your profile photo, in the upper right corner of the screen;

3 of 8 Access your Flipboard profile – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Access your Flipboard profile – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 3. Press «Connected as [seu nome]»and, in the menu that appears, tick» Settings «;

4 of 8 Open your account settings – Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Open your account settings – Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Step 4. Then, select «Edit» to the right of «Password»;

5 of 8 Changing account password – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Changing account password – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 5. Enter your current password and enter your new password and password confirmation in the fields below. Finally, press «Change password».

6 of 8 Changing Flipboard account password – Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Changing Flipboard account password – Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Step 1. Open the Flipboard app and tap on the button at the bottom right of the screen. Then tap on the gear icon in the upper right corner. In the settings screen, open «Edit Profile»;

7 of 8 Access your account settings – Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Access the account settings – Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. Touch «Change Password». Enter your current password and enter your new password. Finally, tap «Save» in the upper right corner.

8 of 8 Changing Flipboard account password – Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Changing Flipboard account password – Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Ready! Take advantage of tips on how to update your Flipboard password to keep your account secure.

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