MacKeeper exposes personal data of 13M users

by | Dec 15, 2015

A security researcher says he discovered usernames and email addresses after finding four different IP addresses associated with the software’s developer.

The makers of MacKeeper, a suite of software that claims to make Macs more secure and stable, is cleaning up after a breach exposed the personal information for millions of its users.

Kromtech, which makes the software, acknowledged Monday that a hole in its security exposed the usernames, email addresses and other personal information for 13 million customers. The company said it “fixed this error within hours” of its discovery by security researcher Chris Vickery, who first published information about the breach Sunday evening on Reddit.

The Germany-based company said it had no evidence the data was accessed by malicious parties.

“Analysis of our data storage system shows only one individual gained access performed by the security researcher himself,” Kromtech said in a statement posted to its website. “We have been in communication with Chris and he has not shared or used the data inappropriately.”

Source: MacKeeper exposes personal data of 13M users

We clean this crap off Macs all the time. Don’t install it.

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