With reports of security breaches becoming increasingly common, it’s pretty insane (and downright irresponsible) to store user passwords in plaintext.

On related security news, GitHub has also been resetting passwords for many user accounts as there has been a significant account hijack attack launched on the site.

Hack of Cupid Media dating website exposes 42 million plaintext passwords

The compromise of 42 million passwords makes the episode one of the bigger passcode breaches on record. Adding to the magnitude is the revelation the data was in plaintext, instead of a cryptographically hashed format that requires an investment of time, skill, and computing power to crack.