3.2 Billion Online Credentials Leaked
On February 12th, approximately 3.2 billion online credentials were leaked online after a data breach.
In some cases, this includes emails and passwords.
The credentials in this breach were combined from a number of different places. This is being considered the biggest data breach ever impacting Netflix, LinkedIn, Bitcoin, and more.
A data breach occurs when a cybercriminal successfully infiltrates a data source and extracts sensitive information. This can be done physically by accessing a computer or network to steal local files or by bypassing network security remotely.
Make it long.
Use a mix of characters
Don’t use memorable keyboard paths such as "qwerty" for example
Change your passwords frequently.
Don't use the same password for other accounts.
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