Friday, June 24, 2011

Pinboard Update


June 24, 1:04 AM PST
I understand that Instapaper (who was also affected by the raid on our data center) stores Pinboard passwords for users who connect the two services, and that the encryption key to these passwords was stored on one of the machines that was briefly taken in the raid.
If you ever connected your Instapaper and Pinboard accounts in the past (in other words, if you ever typed your Pinboard password into Instapaper), you should change that password now, not just on Pinboard but anywhere else you use it. I personally believe the risk is minimal, but given how little we know it's the only prudent option.
We got word from DigitalOne today that the FBI has physically returned our server to the datacenter. It's up and reachable, and I hope to have it back online soon.
The site is holding up well on the backup server, but search, global tag pages, RSS feeds and import from outside services (including twitter) are still turned off in order to prevent things becoming unusably slow.
Bookmarking by email is now working again.



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