Where there are accounts, there will be hackers. Jawbone told press yesterday that some user accounts were hacked. These accounts were part of the Jawbone MyTalk system. Hackers got away with user passwords, email addresses, and the names of some users. Jawbone does not believe that other personal details were gathered. Since the hack late yesterday, Jawbone has disabled MyTalk temporarily.
In these situations, it is best to reset passwords, so that a second hack cannot occur. Jawbone has since sent out emails to clients who were impacted by the hack, so make sure to check your spam filters for this email if you are a MyTalk user.
Even if your MyTalk account was not hacked, it’s still a good idea to reset your account password. This way, you can be sure that your account will be safe from future attacks. In case you’re wondering what MyTalk is, here’s a quick rundown.
MyTalk for Jawbone
Jawbone’s MyTalk allows users to update accounts for better sound quality when updates are available. MyTalk also provides users with access to various apps that are aimed at making the Jawbone experience better. By using MyTalk, Jawbone users have access to a number of different features and automatic upgrades. Various setting details can also be upgraded including voices and sounds. Essentially, MyTalk is a personalization service.
MyTalk is a free service to Jawbone users. So even though hackers accessed account names and email addresses, no payment information was kept on file. Therefore, the hacks were little more than bothersome.
In these cases, hacked information such as names and email addresses may be used to send victims spam or used by hackers to try and access other details hidden inside of email address and password information. For example, if you use the same password for all of your accounts, you may have a problem. That’s why it’s best to make sure that each password you use is unique.
Going Forward With MyTalk
Jawbone has told press that the company is working on fixing the hacked accounts. While MyTalk is currently disabled, the network should be up and running shortly. If you have a Jawbone account and you haven’t signed up for MyTalk, this might be a service worth looking into. MyTalk makes the whole Jawbone experience even better than it already is.
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Every once in awhile a hack comes along like this one. While there’s nothing that you can do to prevent hackers from trying to snag account information, you can make sure that your account is as safe as possible by creating a tricky password and by making sure that all of your passwords are unique. This is the best way to fool hackers.