Largest data breach ever. Here’s what you need to know.

To make a long story very short, someone discovered a massive email + password combination leak on a public forum. This included passwords from 2008 onward. It’s the largest data breach ever, exposing over 21 million passwords. They’re calling it “Collection #1, and the breach is 87GB in size.

There are two steps you should take. One, check your passwords you use on this website right here. It’s perfectly safe, and will not steal your password. If it says you should change your password, you should change it. Two, update any unsecure passwords that you use anywhere important.

To prevent stuff like this in the future, be careful for which websites you sign up for accounts for, use differing passwords for websites, use a password manager, and use 2FA. All or some of those is better than none.


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One thought on “Largest data breach ever. Here’s what you need to know.”

  1. Thanks for this. Two of my passwords have been compromised. I don’t think I use them on anything important, but I’ll update them.

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