Possible breach of security at Cerberus.

Possible breach of security at Cerberus.

Are you a user of the Android security app/service Cerberus?

I am and have reviewed the app here on the site in the past. I’m still convinced that it’s unparalleled for features that it gives.

Now worryingly emails have been sent to users instructing them to change the password to their accounts…

Our Security Team recently discovered and blocked suspicious activity on Cerberus servers. The investigation found no evidence that your account was in any way accessed or compromised.

However, the attacker(s) were able to gain access to usernames and encrypted passwords for a subset of our users. No other personal data (emails, device information, etc.) has been accessed.

While the accessed passwords are encrypted, as an extra precaution we have immediately secured these accounts invalidating the current passwords.

Please create a new password by signing into your account at www.cerberusapp.com and selecting the “Forgot password?” option, or go directly here: https://www.cerberusapp.com/forgotpwd.php . Submit the form and you will receive an email with further instructions to set your new password.

After you reset the password, you can verify that no unauthorized commands have been sent to your Android device. Open Cerberus on your device, log in and select the “View Cerberus log” option at the bottom of the app settings.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience of having to change your password, we take security of our users very seriously and are constantly working to improve it.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cerberus Support at [email protected]

No breach has been found, but if your a user of the service best change your password as you don’t want people being able to track you, read your emails texts and call logs, or even wipe everything off your phone and SD card.