42 Million Emails and Passwords Found On Free Hosting Service

September 14, 2018 5:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

42 Million Emails and Passwords Found On Free Hosting Service

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If the title of this blog doesn’t scare you, it should!  We have written before about the urgency to have different passwords for every account you own.  Cybercriminals can hijack your accounts and take over once they figure out your password. And if you only use one or two passwords for every account you are doomed if your information has been leaked.

To find out if your information has been leaked visit this website and type in your email address.  It will quickly come back and tell you if your email or passwords have been leaked.

If you are one of the lucky ones and your information has not been harvested and is listed on some database or hosting service you still need to head our warning and change every password for every account you have.  Don’t just use one password for all your accounts either.

Passwords need to be unique for every account.  Don’t use names, birth dates, or anything less than 16 characters.  They also need to have symbols, numbers, Upper and lower case letters.  

This is where a password manager comes in.  Sticky Password, is a great option to keep your passwords organized. And the best part is password managers remember your passwords for you so you don’t have to.  Password managers can also generate strong passwords so you don’t have to come up with a million different scenarios.

You can read the article about the 42 Million Emails and Passwords Found On Free Hosting Service here.

If you don’t do anything else to protect yourself online please get a password manager and change every password on every account.

Until Next Time,

Megabite.

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