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Russian Hackers Are Trading Your Email Passwords, Here’s What You Should Do Right Now

Posted on the 10 May 2016 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

The original hacker actually released the entire passwords list for only 50 roubles (about $0.75 cents).

What You Shouldn’t Do

Don’t panic. These things happen all the time. If you are using 2-step verification with a strong password, you’re most likely on the safe side.

If you are using a password like 123456, then you can start to panic.

What You Should Do

  1. Go to your email account settings and change your password right now!
  2. Use a strong password that even you can’t guess. Get some advice from Edward Snowden or use this password generator to come up with a strong password.
  3. Enable 2-step authentication. This adds an extra layer of protection to your online accounts by allowing you to verify your login details with a secret code that only you can receive on your phone.
  4. Consider using LastPass. This free password manager will help you safely manage all your passwords in one place, without having to remember any one of them.

Hackers will always find a way to steal your passwords. It’s up to you to protect your accounts and make things impossible for hackers to steal your personal information.

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