Privacy and Security: About 5 Million Google Logins and Passwords Leaked Online
What happened and it’s ramifications are discussed in several articles below.
it might not be a bad idea to check to see if any of your Google logins/passwords were part of the content shared online. A link to a database where you can check is also found below.
As several articles also point out this might be a good reminder to consider using two-step authorization with Google and the growing number of online services that provide it. While no tool is perfect, using two-step authorization does offer some extra features to keep services more of a challenge for others to hack into.
- 4.93 million Gmail usernames and passwords published, Google says ‘no evidence’ its systems were compromised (via The Next Web)
Where To Check to See If One or of Your Google Accounts is Included in the Five Milliom
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