- Feb 16, 2014
From what I can tell based on what I've analyzed thus far, Tapatalk users rarely post, it just shows them searching and they never really respond to PMs where I try to entice them to post. So I have a feeling that it will soon be disabled unless they all start freaking out lol.
Yeah that does suck a bit especially in an age where most photos are taken with a phone.
Maybe it is time to get rid of TapaTalk.
Dear Tapatalk Forum Owner,
On December 9th, we discovered that someone had used an exploit to compromise ourWordPress Blog and Tapatalk Support Forums, this lead to the disclosure of email addresses and passwords of some of our support forum users. All Tapatalk Support Forum account passwords were reset and all of our forum members were notified immediately.
As a precautionary measure for forum owners, on December 16th we also reset all passwords used to access the Tapatalk Forum Owner Admin Dashboard.
If you have not logged in since December 16th, please do so at your earliest convenience and choose a new password.
Next Steps to Take to Stay Secure:
- Please choose a strong password, containing a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and even symbols if possible.
- Refrain from using the same password on more than one site. Passwords should be unique to each site in order to comply with security best practices.
- If you are an admin or moderator of a forum, please consider resetting your Tapatalk ID password as well. You can do so by editing your profile from within the Tapatalk app, or logging in on our home page through the "App User Login In" link and select "Reset Password".
- Once logged into your Tapatalk admin console, please update your forum's Tapatalk API key. You may do so by selecting your forum and generating a new key to cut and paste into your forum system's admin CP.
The Tapatalk Support Forums have been restored, and as a precaution, rolled back approximately one week. As the situation develops we will keep you updated.
For your safety, Tapatalk emails will no longer contain links for password resets or any other tasks. If you receive any suspicious emails that appear to be sent by Tapatalk, do not follow any links and report the email to us as soon as possible.
We are sorry for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience,
The Tapatalk Team
I did wonder when they would wake up to the fact that a large proportion of their users would probably use the same details for both accounts. One sandwich short of a picnic seems an appropriate description.
I make it a general rule not to use a password more than once.
That's good advice rarely followed by anyone including forum admins. I keep all my randomly generated passwords on a USB stick from which c&p whenever I need them. I sure this method would be frowned upon by security experts but it's not failed me yet and it does mean all of my passwords are unique.
Note to self: Never use TapaTalk.
Based on what?
If you never use a company that has been hacked you'll find yourself unable to do any business soon enough. Even the biggest places get hacked- it happens- that's why you need to do your part and use unique passwords. If you used a unique password the only damage potentially done was someone posted as you on Tapatalk forum (which was since deleted since they rolled back a week.)
There are plenty of reasons not to use Tapatalk, but the hack isn't one of them.