Everybody’s talking about Collection 1, the breach of 770 million people’s login information discovered by cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt. Find out whether you should be worried about the breach and what you can do to protect yourself.
You can use this tool to check if your password has been breached. It browses multiple databases, including those used by HaveIBeenPwned.
Step 1 is to change your password for any email addresses that have been compromised or to change your passwords for any of your accounts that used the password that has been compromised. You can use these tips to create a strong password or use this strong random password generator.
The next steps will depend on the type of account that was compromised. If it’s your bank account, call your bank and ask them what they can do to keep your money safe. If it’s your email, check your history for strange messages that may have been part of a scam attack.
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