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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:39 pm 
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This is really nothing new, and it's a PITA, but all this hacker bs is getting outta control.

I use my own system and keep my online accounts to a minimum, but it is still mind boggling to keep up.

https://www.wired.com/story/collection- ... -billions/

"When hackers breached companies like Dropbox and LinkedIn in recent years—stealing 71 and 117 million passwords, respectively—they at least had the decency to exploit those stolen credentials in secret, or sell them for thousands of dollars on the dark web. Now, it seems, someone has cobbled together those breached databases and many more into a gargantuan, unprecedented collection of 2.2 billion unique usernames and associated passwords, and is freely distributing them on hacker forums and torrents, throwing out the private data of a significant fraction of humanity like last year's phone book."


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:30 pm 
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So glad I nuked my LinkIn account. Very bad security there.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:07 pm 
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Linkdin is pretty irrelevant

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:08 am 
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The only up side to this large data base is safety in numbers. Billions of accounts?

Best not to re-use the same passwords across sites, but many peeps probably do.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:01 am 
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Thanks for the heads up. :like:


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