Line reminds users to change passwords regularly

Posted at 06/20/14 7:02 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Messaging app LINE is reminding users to change their passwords for the app regularly.

This after Japanese police investigated the hacking of hundreds of Line accounts between late May and June 14 in Japan.

Line assured that the company prioritizes user privacy protection and stable service support.

"Some cases have shown that personal information retrieved from other weakly-protected sources may be misused on LINE for unauthorized access, if the user keeps the same log-in ID and password for multiple services," it said.

Line, which has more than 400 millions users in Asia, reminded users to protect their personal information by using individualized password for the app and changing it on a regular basis.

"It is also important for users to not disclose their IDs publicly. In addition, users can choose the setting ‘Reject Message’ to stop receiving messages from unknown contacts and block or report contacts that send spam messages or links with malware. Users should also take extra caution with the content or links received from unknown contacts," Line said.