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You should change your MyFitnessPal password immediately

If you’re a member of the MyFitnessPal community, now is probably a good time to change your password.

The Under Armour-owned company has emailed users informing them of a security breach discovered earlier this week, affecting upwards of 150m users.

Back in February an “unauthorised party” acquired usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords. The company says the majority of these hashed passwords were encrypted.

The firm says once it became aware of the breach it retained the services of “leading data security firms” to assist in the investigation.

It is now asking users to change their passwords on their MyFitnessPal accounts and do likewise for other services where similar login details were used.

It’s also advising everyone check their accounts for suspicious activity, not to click suspicious links in emails, etc., etc.

In a blog post, Under Armour’s Chief Digital Officer Paul Fipps said: “We take our obligation to safeguard your personal data very seriously and are alerting you about this issue so you can take steps to help protect your information.”

This isn’t the best timing for Under Armour, considering the furore over Facebook data harvesting.

Another day, another company saying they take our privacy seriously after harming it.

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