If you have downloaded the Trapster app for the iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, you may want to take a few security precautions because your e-mail and your password may be in the hands of bad guys.
In an e-mail to users, the company said it has been the target of hackers and it may have up to 10 million users that have been compromised.
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. We have taken, and continue to take, preventative measures to avoid future incidents but we are recommending that you change your Trapster password. 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.
Let’s hope things aren’t too bad because this is actually quite a cool, little app. A part of Navteq (which is owned by Nokia), the app utilizes databases of speed cameras, as well as information from other users to help users discover where there may be speed traps. Ideally, this program will help you avoid tickets and that’s why it landed as one of our favorite apps for a road trip.
So, this is just another example of how vulnerable some of these services may be. Luckily, it doesn’t look like this hack is too bad and I’d still feel confident using the app after changing my e-mail and password.