If you are a Netflix subscriber, you may have received an email notice recently telling you to change your password as soon as possible.
In fact, if you’ve been paying attention to the news recently you will have noticed there has been a cluster of recently exposed megabreaches involving more than 642 million passwords belonging to users of LinkedIn, Twitter, and even long-forgotten Myspace.
There seems to be a new one every week. Here are a few examples:
- Twitter locks some accounts after 32 million passwords (June, 2016)
- Hackers Breach Over 1,100 Websites, Steal 45 Million Passwords (June, 2016)
- ISP suffers massive password leak online (June, 2016)
- Amazon Implements Password Reset after Credentials Leaked Online (April, 2016)
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In some cases, a password breach is an annoyance that can be fixed by changing your password. Continue reading...