oslo - The synchronization service of Opera Web browser has been hacked. The Norwegian company announced last weekend. The attack was quickly stopped, but possible nevertheless captured data. It is about passwords and login names of users.
Opera emphasizes that encrypts all stored information or 'hashed and salted'- a process where text was first translated into numbers and then additional bits are added '- is stored. As a result, it is not easy to use the information. Yet the 1.7 million users of the synchronization service be urged to adapt their password. Opera also calls to reset the passwords of other sites that are stored in the browser.