Trapster hacked, passwords at risk

Summary:Popular cop-spotting app Trapster has emailed users, advising them that its database security may have been compromised.

Popular cop-spotting app Trapster has emailed users, advising them that its database security may have been compromised.

The US-based company emailed users yesterday, informing them that the company had fallen victim to a hack.

"The Trapster team has recently learned that our website has been the target of a hacking attempt, and it is possible that your email address and password were compromised," Trapster said.

"We have taken, and continue to take, preventative measures to avoid future incidents, but we are recommending that you change your Trapster password," the company added.

Trapster gives users the ability to flag where police speed traps are as they drive around town. Those flags are then uploaded to a central database and pushed to other Trapster users as they drive close by.

ZDNet Australia contacted Trapster to determine how many users' passwords may have been exposed, but no response was received at the time of writing.

Topics: Security

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