773 million email and 21.2 million passwords stolen

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773 million email and 21.2 million passwords stolen

Post by The Kaptain » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:22 pm

Nearly 773 million unique email addresses and more than 21.2 million unique, plain-text passwords were there for the taking recently in a massive data dump that’s been dubbed Collection #1.

The news comes from security researcher Troy Hunt, who runs the Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) site that enables people to check and also receive alerts if any of their online accounts may have been the victim of a known breach.
https://www.welivesecurity.com/2019/01/ ... n=UK_AdHoc

It can't happen on The Kabin as passwords are Salted and then Hashed in a one way process but other sites are not always as secure. If in doubt, change your passwords. Check on the HIBP site to see if your email address has been Pwned.

Two of my email addresses have been compromised. One via the ADOBE site and one via a SPAMbot attacking a site I was registered with. Both are now being dealth with.
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Re: 773 million email and 21.2 million passwords stolen

Post by Coyote Jim » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:01 pm

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Thank you Kaptain it's great to be able to check.
Phew :roll:
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