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460,000 customers' data possibly leaked from Uniqlo, GU websites

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If "leaked through unauthorized access."

Then who knows the rival of Uniqlo and GU brands brought those information from the so called hacker!!!

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They can be hacked with malware. Virus can turn on your mic and camera. Intel chips (hardware) are also being hacked.

No they can't because the master password is not kept on the app or the site of the app. If you can't remember the master password who are locked out forever. You can change your master password if you know the current one. So even if for instance, the Dashlane site is hacked they still can't get into your account.

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All people should be using a password manager

They can be hacked with malware. Virus can turn on your mic and camera. Intel chips (hardware) are also being hacked.

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sold for sure!!!

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Security leak, apologize, leak, apologize, leak, apologize, leak, apologize..... round and round, endlessly.

Wake up and smell the coffee. This is the way our new economy works, like a steam locomotive. Leaky seals, blowing off steam. Not news any more.

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The data is leaked, LEAKED! That is not due to customers choosing "123456" as password, but due to Uniqlo having garbage security

Leaked just means information has been unwillingly disclosed. The story is quite clear that this was caused by issues with other sites and the credentials have also been valid in the UNIQLO services. The problem is users not keeping separate login details.

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The data is leaked, LEAKED! That is not due to customers choosing "123456" as password, but due to Uniqlo having garbage security.

Actually, we don't know if this was the result of weak passwords or not. If an admin was sharing their username/password combination on other sites, or using a simple password like password, their account could have been hacked, providing access to the given details. Allowing weak passwords for administrators is garbage security however, so you were correct with that.

Even the passwords from a password manager does not matter

Actually it does - you can have separate, complex passwords for every site. That way you have complex passwords (without having to remember them), and if one site gets hacked they can't use your info to get into another site.

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Even the passwords from a password manager does not matter, since the stolen data was from Uniqlo's servers, where the fault lies.

Yes that is correct but I would say the majority of internet users use the same password for all of their sites including banking. Once a hacker gains the info from a site, in this case, Uniqlo, then it can be used to find other sites with the same password.

Prior to using a password manager I did make unique passwords but then I had to remember them. Using a password manager makes all that just that more easy. It also tells you know about password strength and informs you when a sight like Uniqlo has been hacked.

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The data is leaked, LEAKED! That is not due to customers choosing "123456" as password, but due to Uniqlo having garbage security. Even the passwords from a password manager does not matter, since the stolen data was from Uniqlo's servers, where the fault lies.

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"Leaked".

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All people should be using a password manager, like Dashlane, which I have used since it's beginning enabling the easy use of unique passwords for every site of at least 16 or more characters and the app remembers the passwords and automatically signs into sites.

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It’s amazing that Japanese companies still don’t get prosecuted to the maximum extent of the law. 

Prosecuted for what? The stupidity of customers that think reusing the same password and email combination everywhere is a good idea?

if you choose to have the same lock on every door and then your key is stolen, do you blame the locksmith? People need to start being more security minded as this kind of attack is becoming more and more commonplace.

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I use cash only.

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It’s amazing that Japanese companies still don’t get prosecuted to the maximum extent of the law. Shouldn’t somebody be going to jail for crappy security? Shouldn’t the credit card companies sue them? It seems an apology is all that is needed....

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Just thinking out loud.....

Leaked or Sold?

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