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Important: check your passwords!!! - 2/12/2021 4:22:36 PM   
ncc1701e


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Major leak: Gmail, hotmail, Netflix, LinkedIn, ...

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1396725/Gmail-Outlook-Hotmail-alert-billions-of-emails-and-passwords-have-been-leaked

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RE: Important: check your passwords!!! - 2/12/2021 4:24:35 PM   
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And change your passwords!

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RE: Important: check your passwords!!! - 2/12/2021 5:15:51 PM   
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Thanks :)

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RE: Important: check your passwords!!! - 2/12/2021 6:18:21 PM   
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ORIGINAL: ncc1701e

And change your passwords!

And always activate the two-step identification where allowed. It saved my life (well, my money) more than once.

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RE: Important: check your passwords!!! - 2/12/2021 7:08:37 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ncc1701e

And change your passwords!

And always activate the two-step identification where allowed. It saved my life (well, my money) more than once.


Very true even if I am always fearing my phone number will be leaked somehow...

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RE: Important: check your passwords!!! - 2/12/2021 7:30:39 PM   
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Changed mine to solarwinds123! No one else is using it right now.

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RE: Important: check your passwords!!! - 2/12/2021 7:34:30 PM   
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LOL - the Solarwinds attack was just amazing and scary.

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RE: Important: check your passwords!!! - 2/13/2021 6:10:33 AM   
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I was skeptical of the website that wanted you to enter your email address to see if it had been leaked, so I made up several email addresses, verified that they weren't already in use and all of them showed up as having been leaked. So,...probably not a great idea to put your actual email into their hands.

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RE: Important: check your passwords!!! - 2/13/2021 6:18:16 AM   
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Try this site
https://haveibeenpwned.com/

More information here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Have_I_Been_Pwned%3F

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RE: Important: check your passwords!!! - 2/13/2021 10:26:34 PM   
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Greetings ncc1701e,
Thanks for starting this thread. I have changed all passwords and redone double verification.
My college email address has been pawned several times due to poor cyber security measures by campus IT staff over the years.
The college was hit by a Russian based cyber attack over a decade ago that required the FBI to investigate and solve.
I never use college email address except for Linkedin.

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RE: Important: check your passwords!!! - 2/15/2021 6:08:41 AM   
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pwned also claims emails that don't exist have been breached.

They want you to subscribe to search for sensitive breaches, which I'm sure they'll tell you haven't happened much to your relief, but in the meantime, you subscribed and they have your valid email address to sell.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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