A large password dump has surfaced today, January 17th 2019, and it’s one of the largest dumps to date being uploaded to Have I Been Pwned. Twice the size of the Myspace breach, nearly 5 times larger than the Linkedin breach.
Troy Hunt’s blog on the breaches goes into excellent depth providing details. He uploaded this data to Have I Been Pwned? Click here to head over to this website. Troy Hunt also operates this website.
We at Largnet love what Troy Hunt is doing, it’s helping make the internet a safer place.
It’s safe to put your email address in this search. If you’re lucky, your results look like this.
If you have been breached it looks like this.
What are your next steps? Change your passwords anywhere you use that email address and/or password. Pick more than 8 digits for your password, the longer the better. Check out XKCD. https://xkcd.com/936/
Better yet, use a password manager.
https://1password.com/ is a partner of Troy Hunt and Have I been Pwned.
https://keepass.info/ is also a very worthy mention. Free and Open source.