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 1 month ago '17        #1
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Aug 16 - Google warns BILLIONS of passwords have been hacked how to check yours now
 

 
GOOGLE has warned users that billions of passwords and hundreds of thousands of username and password combinations have been hacked.

Cyber-experts are now urging users to make sure they're using tough passwords that haven't already been stolen.

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Earlier this year, Google launched a Password Checkup add-on for the Google Chrome web browser.

It displays a warning whenever you sign in to a website using "one of over 4billion usernames and passwords" that have been hacked.

Google does this by cross-referencing your log-in details for different sites with a huge list of hacked log-ins.

"Since our launch, over 650,000 people have participated in our early experiment," Google's Jennifer Pullman explained.

"In the first month alone, we scanned 21million usernames and passwords and flagged over 316,000 as unsafe 1.5% of sign-ins scanned by the extension."

There's obviously a huge risk for anyone whose username and passwords from different sites have been hacked.

It's important to immediately change your log-in details to stay safe.

But even passwords uploaded online without a*sociated usernames can put you at risk.

If you use a very simple password, it's likely someone else does too and they may have been hacked themselves.

Hackers buy huge lists of these compromised passwords from lots of different sites because people often re-use them.

So hackers are much more likely to gain access to an account by forcing a long list of "known" hacked passwords than trying random letters or numbers.

"Hijackers routinely attempt to sign in to sites across the web with every credential exposed by a third-party breach," said Pullman.

"If you use strong, unique passwords for all your accounts, this risk disappears."

How to check your password
The free Password Checkup software can be loaded onto Google Chrome and lets you know if your account details have been compromised in a cyber attack or data breach.

Once installed, the Chrome extension runs in the background of your browser and checks any login details you used.

If your password or username matches a Google database of more than 4billion compromised credentials, the software will flag them.

An alert that pops up on your screen reads: "Password Checkup detected that your password for [website] is no longer safe due to a data breach. You should change your password now."

If a new data breach occurs, the tool will let you if any of your passwords were compromised the next time you login to Chrome.

It gives you any exposed accounts in a small list that you can click through to change your passwords.

All information is encrypted, and Google says it has no way of seeing your data.

"We built Password Checkup so that no one, including Google, can learn your account details," Google said.

"Password Checkup was built with privacy in mind. It never reports any identifying information about your accounts, passwords or device."

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 1 month ago '15        #2
T rootz 
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They forgot 0000000
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 1 month ago '06        #3
LeMar G  250 heat pts250
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Mine got hacked

But i have 2 step authentication and k*lled the access.
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 1 month ago '07        #4
iswerve  211 heat pts211
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got dammit man
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 1 month ago '09        #5
messy marv stan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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the #14 password
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 1 month ago '18        #6
Hollywood  5 heat pts5
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time to find the leak. this what lilteejayx6 need to hop on
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 1 month ago '17        #7
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Sunshine? Might as well use pu**y
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 1 month ago '14        #8
Gordon Gartrell  3 heat pts3
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you're a serial k*ller if #20 was your password.
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 1 month ago '04        #9
Tastemaker331  91 heat pts91
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I have too many passwords to keep up with
Google slipping man
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 1 month ago '05        #10
Micheal C. Will  39 heat pts39
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These billion and million dollar companies sure do get hacked alot, are they not employing the right people to deter this?

Sounds like these recurring particular incidents might be an inside job
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 1 month ago '19        #11
JamesFranco  62 heat pts62
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And no one on google will be held responsible
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 1 month ago '04        #12
dc3003  156 heat pts156
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 JamesFranco said
And no one on google will be held responsible
Bet
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 1 month ago '09        #13
TheNetworkBlast  17 heat pts17
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 Micheal C. Will said
These billion and million dollar companies sure do get hacked alot, are they not employing the right people to deter this?

Sounds like these recurring particular incidents might be an inside job
i'd say this OR china and russia or just getting better at hacking american companies
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 1 month ago '19        #14
Purpleswag23  12 heat pts12
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I’m not trynna point to no conspiracy but anybody notice the frequency of data hacks lately??
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 1 month ago '04        #15
Wizzarino 
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This sounds like the hack right here...

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 1 month ago '18        #17
KdenIII  26 heat pts26
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people talking about Google won't be held responsible lol

there is brute Force password method where people will use all these basic a*s words and character combinations for passwords using lists of emails found online.

it isn't google's fault if your password is password123!
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 1 month ago '19        #18
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 Purpleswag23 said
Im not trynna point to no conspiracy but anybody notice the frequency of data hacks lately??
yeah man...data/information is the hottest commodity






and we give it away for free all day erryday


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 1 month ago '05        #19
Micheal C. Will  39 heat pts39
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 TheNetworkBlast said
i'd say this OR china and russia or just getting better at hacking american companies
Then that's an even bigger issue because of National Security.
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 1 month ago '14        #20
G.W.  279 heat pts279
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23. Donald

fu*king dumbass hick trump supporters
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 1 month ago '04        #21
J.BEEZY  11 heat pts11
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 1 month ago '04        #22
Mike T  190 heat pts190
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 Purpleswag23 said
Im not trynna point to no conspiracy but anybody notice the frequency of data hacks lately??
I The hack is a cover up. Google basically gave our data to some entity. I have been getting random calls & paydayloan invites in the mall past month.
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 1 month ago '14        #23
G.W.  279 heat pts279
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 KdenIII said
people talking about Google won't be held responsible lol

there is brute Force password method where people will use all these basic a*s words and character combinations for passwords using lists of emails found online.

it isn't google's fault if your password is password123!
Boxden trump supporting title readers strike again.

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 1 month ago '09        #25
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 Micheal C. Will said
Then that's an even bigger issue because of National Security.
i was talking to an IT security guy at a car dealership. i said "you probably dont see many security breaches do you" he said "what? we get bots from china trying to hack our system all the time. they target american businesses because to them, that's one less american company making money that they just took down. they're trying to cripple our economy electronically".
so i was like oh sh*t it makes since now

that was back in 2013
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