John Mannes, writing at TechCrunch:
The number of passwords and the severity of the hack were not uncovered until today. The passwords were stored using unsalted MD5 hashing. Rather than storing passwords in plaintext, nearly every site that stores critical user information utilizes some form of hashing. Hashing is a method for encrypting data, but some methods are far superior to others.
These are some really bad password practices and if you have an account at Last.fm, you should go change your password. Also, LeakedSource is a good resource to see if your information has shown up in any of these information database dumps over the past few years. You can search by your email address.
Anthony Green mentioned in a Reddit AMA that there will be a new Circa Survive album, but he’s not quite sure of the timeline yet.
It looks like Mae will be bringing their EP series to vinyl.
C.G.P Grey: The simple solution to traffic.
Against Me! have released their new video for “333.”
This week’s episode of Encore has us discussing what we think is the best way to “roll out” an album. What should bands do to maximize the hype and avoid being too overexposed? We also tackle the idea of “free time” and what it means to us as we get a little older. How do we decide what to do with those precious few hours and decide between playing video games, listening to podcasts, or reading a book? The answer is never easy. We also touch a little on Thomas seeing Blink-182 and The Menzingers’ live, new music from Jimmy Eat World, Every Time I Die, and American Football, and I guess college football is coming back and people are excited.
Also, we have released another bonus episode for supporters where we discuss our top three breakfast foods. Supporters can find that in the supporter forum.
A Day to Remember have released their new video for “Naivety.”
The track listing and album artwork for the upcoming album from Jimmy Eat World, Integrity Blues, can be found below. The album comes out on October 21st.
Andrew McMahon will release the new single “Fire Escape” on September 8th.
Paramore, Imogen Heap, and Dave Barnes will all be part of the ‘Purpose Hotel’ soundtrack. Rolling Stone reports:
Cowart has a Kickstarter campaign underway now for the Purpose Hotel, which he hopes to begin in Nashville and then expand globally. It will be a place where absolutely everything inside benefits a worthy cause: The high-speed internet fee will go to an initiative fighting human trafficking; the furniture creation will provide jobs for people in need; the soaps and shampoos will be made by women who’ve survived violence, addiction and other devastating hardships. The list goes on and on. Each room in the Purpose Hotel will also sponsor a child’s education, with a plaque on each door telling that child’s story.
So the big album release of the day is from A Day To Remember. I’m also going to be giving the James McMorrow, Chris Farren, and Cymbals Eat Guitars albums a spin. If you hit read more you can see all the releases we have in our calendar for the week. Hit the quote bubble to access our forums and talk about what came out today, what albums you picked up, and to make mention of anything we may have missed.
All Time Low have released their new song, “Take Cover,” from the album portion of their upcoming Straight to DVD II release.
Touché Amoré have announced a pop-up gallery in Los Angeles. The full press release can be found below.
Vox have created a video looking at how Kanye West’s “human voice” is the central instrument in his music.
Relient K have released their new video for “Mountaintop.”
Madball have announced some new tour dates. You can find those below.
All Get Out are heading out on tour with Gates and Microwave. Dates can be found below.
All Time Low have released a new trailer for the upcoming CD / DVD release, Straight to DVD II, due out September 9th.
Protest The Hero and A Wilhelm Scream have announced some new Canadian tour dates. Check those out below.