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Bought or sold links through Backlinks.com? This report shows how inventory along with userdata, including passwords, has been spidered by Google.
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from andrewsho 2137 Days ago #
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yet another example of sites that don’t lock down their backends and pay for it by having all of their dirty laundry show up in Google.

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from 00joe 2136 Days ago #
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No warning for affected clients, so those who used the same password for different services have their password revealed to the public and don’t know they should change it.

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from evilgreenmonkey 2136 Days ago #
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@00joe - A good reason to auto-gen and store unique passwords for each website if ever there was one. More people should use apps like Roboform for Windows or 1Password for Mac to protect themselves.As for using Backlinks.com in the first place - well that’s a whole new kettle of fish.

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from yetanotherben 2136 Days ago #
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Yeah agreed - Roboform rocks! And that’s pretty darn sloppy of backlinks...lousy for those customers.  Unfortunately if you’ve got something to hide, there’s always the risk that it will come out...but it seems wrong that so much personal info came out.

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from SeoDesignSolutions 2136 Days ago #
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There is no cheating the system for long term gain, it was only a matter of time before those sneaky little spiders found something to snack on. Unfortunate for those who had sensitive data left hung out to dry like that. Tisk, Tisk, Tisk on the company for not implementing more adequate security on their backend.And for those still using outdated methods like that, don’t automate link building, systems like that are inherently flawed to begin with, not to mention a massive red flag for search engines.

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from fusion92 2136 Days ago #
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Our company once looked into using them for link buying, but their UI and info on the links was not very good. we cancelled immediately. Guess that goes to show you they were off their game in other ways too.-Dan

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from majorkontrapelo 2136 Days ago #
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I wonder how many people went into the query before it vanished and play with user details....am thankful I’m not using it!

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