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Published on May 27th, 2014 | by Mick Brennan

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Spotify Users Asked To Update Passwords After Hack

Spotify will be updating its Android app and asking users to re-enter their credentials following a hacking incident. Spotify have said that a hacker broke into the account of one user. It might not seem seem like a serious issue, but the fact that Spotify issued an update to its app suggests it became aware of a serious weakness in its defenses.

Spotify admits the incident resulted in “unauthorized access to  systems and internal company data,” but the company claims users are not at an “increased risk.” Still, certain users will be asked to re-enter their email and password the next time they open Spotify, while all Android users will have to update their app.

As a side effect of the Android app update, you will have to re-download any playlists you may have saved for offline listening. iOS and Windows Phone Spotify apps are not affected by the vulnerability.

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Michael Produced Irelands first Computer game and technology dedicated tv show called "Game On" for Channel 6 Ireland in 2006 and is the Founder of the website Techtv101.com and also Sportsnewsireland.com. Michael has been working in the television industry for the past 16 years with the roles of Producer/ Director, Camera Operator and Editor.



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