Trapster is a free app that alerts you as you approach speed traps, red lights, and speed cameras as well as other user submitted content. Boasting more then 9 million active subscribers, it helps to keep us all informed of what’s going on on our roadways. It is a very useful service, especially if you live in a larger city.
Sadly, the ever present destructive hacker community has managed to get into their system andÂ flub-ixÂ everything up. Trapster has announced that all user e-mails and Trapster passwords may have been compromised. Here is the official statement from Trapster:
“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.Â We have taken, and continue to take, preventative measures to avoid future incidents but we are recommending that you change your Trapster password.Â As always, Trapster recommends that you use distinctive passwords for each site you visit, but if you use the same password on Trapster that you use on other services, we recommend that you change your password on those services as well.”
If you happen to be a loyal Trapster subscriber , you better take the precautionary approach and get that password changed immediately. If you had Trapster at some point, I would also recommend changing your e-mail password. Often times people stick to the same password for everything and this move could be detrimental to your e-mail account or any other service they could hack into.