"People are scared" there could be violence at Saturday's demonstrations, Brittany Caine-Conley, a member of Charlottesville's Sojourners United Church of Christ, told.
"They are becoming more aware of the magnitude of this event and more aware of the violence that is done by the alt-right.
Two years ago, dating site Ok Cupid began accepting the digital currency bitcoin as payment.
Ok Cupid is free to use, but it offers an upgraded "A-list" account for $10 a month that includes premium features like the ability to browse profiles anonymously.
And it did get them that, even if the number of A-list subscribers that pay with bitcoin is likely small.
The at the time, called Ok Cupid "the biggest brand name" to begin accepting the digital currency.
The flaw is now fixed and the leaked information has been purged from search engines, meaning it’s no longer exposed on the internet. The information would appear on the webpage in a seeming string of nonsense, which users would most likely not know how to interpret, Graham-Cumming said.
After Ormandy identified the problem and notified Cloudflare on Friday, the company set up a team to fix the problem in a matter of hours. The information was exposed in bits and pieces as users interacted with the affected websites starting in September. The data leakage was “ephemeral” because it would disappear the second a user closed the web page.
In his report about the bug, which also became public on Thursday, he said he found “private messages from major dating sites, full messages from a well-known chat service, online password manager data, frames from adult video sites, hotel bookings.”The flaw originated in a widely used tool provided by Cloudflare, which was meant to help manage and protect internet traffic for the affected websites.
In addition to usernames and passwords, messages sent over any of these platforms -- and any other information sent via web browser to the affected sites -- could have been exposed.
While there’s no indication hackers actually accessed usernames and passwords, as well as a slew of other private information sent by users over the services, the information was exposed both on corrupted versions of the websites and in cached results on search services like Google and Bing.“The bug was serious because the leaked memory could contain private information and because it had been cached by search engines,” John Graham-Cumming, Cloudflare’s chief technical officer, wrote in a blog post detailing the flaw.
Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy identified the flaw on Friday.
This month, it expanded that option to 20 more countries.