The online home renovation and design platform, Houzz, suffered a data breach in December 2018. In a security update, Houzz details the data impacted and requests users reset their passwords as a precaution. The data that may have been exposed includes certain publicly visible information from Houzz users’ profiles if set to publicly available, certain internal identifiers for internal use, and certain internal account information that could include users’ email address, user ID, prior Houzz usernames, one-way encrypted passwords salted, IP address, city and zip code as determined by IP address, current Houzz username, and users’ public Facebook ID if the user logs into Houzz via Facebook. Houzz is working with a forensic firm and law enforcement regarding the breach.

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