The giant tech company Nvidia is now warning developers using its products that their information may have been exposed in a data breach
The company recently began alerting potential victims about the incident, which may have exposed the hashed passwords for its clients, but has started an investigation into the matter, according to a report from ZDNet
. Fortunately for the company, the passwords were assigned "random salt values" which makes them harder for hackers to crack.
Nvidia further notes that it did not have any passwords saved in plain text, but any information developers listed publicly - birthday, gender, location, etc. - may have been exposed as well, the report said. The company has issued temporary passwords to all users as a precaution.Ondrej Krehel
, the chief information security officer for Identity Theft
911, writes regularly about the concerns that data breaches
cause for both companies and consumers, regardless of what details are exposed. He also notes how victims can remediate the problems they may face from these incidents.
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