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    Report: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2B Passwords

    From the AP via ABC:

    Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.
    The thievery was described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history of uncovering online security breaches.

    Report: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2B Passwords - ABC News

    I heard awhile ago on CBS that the recommendation is to change passwords. Interested in the opinions of DP folks. All passwords or only those accounts/sites to which you've provided banking info?

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    Re: Report: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2B Passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    From the AP via ABC:

    Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.
    The thievery was described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history of uncovering online security breaches.

    Report: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2B Passwords - ABC News

    I heard awhile ago on CBS that the recommendation is to change passwords. Interested in the opinions of DP folks. All passwords or only those accounts/sites to which you've provided banking info?
    Given the status of the internet and how things have been, I usually change my password once every 60-90 days or so for all accounts. Also on password recovery I set up a completely fake profile of where I was born, live, first pet, etc. that I keep one copy in the safe at home and one in a safety deposit box so that if people do find out my username it will make it harder for them to "recover" my password using RL information.

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    Re: Report: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2B Passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    From the AP via ABC:

    Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.
    The thievery was described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history of uncovering online security breaches.

    Report: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2B Passwords - ABC News

    I heard awhile ago on CBS that the recommendation is to change passwords. Interested in the opinions of DP folks. All passwords or only those accounts/sites to which you've provided banking info?
    All 1.2 Billion passwords were from MySpace and the passwords were "password".

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    Re: Report: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2B Passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Given the status of the internet and how things have been, I usually change my password once every 60-90 days or so for all accounts. Also on password recovery I set up a completely fake profile of where I was born, live, first pet, etc. that I keep one copy in the safe at home and one in a safety deposit box so that if people do find out my username it will make it harder for them to "recover" my password using RL information.
    I do have bogus profiles for a lot, but not all. Changing passwords is such a pain.

    I have three different ones at work that require frequent change and never expire in sync, and this is so irritating. I am hoping that there isn't need to change, say, a Disqus account's password.

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    Re: Report: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2B Passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    All 1.2 Billion passwords were from MySpace and the passwords were "password".

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    Re: Report: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2B Passwords

    I have to salivate over the password list, its a wonderful tool for brute force cracking. It isn't that now you have people's passwords and can get into their account, its that if 100 people use a certain password on the list, there is likely a thousand more in the general population using the same password. A cracking program can use the top 10,000 or top million most common passwords from that list and have wonderful results.

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    Re: Report: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2B Passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    I have to salivate over the password list, its a wonderful tool for brute force cracking. It isn't that now you have people's passwords and can get into their account, its that if 100 people use a certain password on the list, there is likely a thousand more in the general population using the same password. A cracking program can use the top 10,000 or top million most common passwords from that list and have wonderful results.
    And that is the exact reason I use the password:

    ~`xXx2muchGo!dt00PassOnxXx`~

    Clearly unbreakable.
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    Re: Report: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2B Passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    And that is the exact reason I use the password:

    ~`xXx2muchGo!dt00PassOnxXx`~

    Clearly unbreakable.
    Haha, that's actually a pretty good password.

    Something I've tried teaching my family but they won't listen, never use the same password twice and combine nonsensical bits of letters and numbers and you should be good. Pro387chi707, crap like that is easier to remember or type than L3t8qR8SBz8.

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    Re: Report: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2B Passwords

    Romney was asked in 2012 what the greatest threat to the United States was. He answered "Russia". The media chided and ridiculed him over it.

    Hmmm.

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    Re: Report: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2B Passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Haha, that's actually a pretty good password.

    Something I've tried teaching my family but they won't listen, never use the same password twice and combine nonsensical bits of letters and numbers and you should be good. Pro387chi707, crap like that is easier to remember or type than L3t8qR8SBz8.
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