560 million reasons to change your passwords right now


Hello. Stop reading this story and go check just how compromised your email accounts are. 

Once you’ve clicked that link—assuming your email is linked to at least one site that’s been breached at some point—you should go change your passwords. 

Now, back to the story. 

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This latest change-your-passwords reminder was brought to you by an insecure database that reportedly contains around 560 million login credentials. The unknown compiler of that database appears to have collected those insecure logins from hugely popular sites/services such as LinkedIn, Adobe, DropBox, MySpace, Tumblr and more that were hacked at some point in the relatively recent past.  Read more…

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