Level 5 jbenson2 2,138 Posted December 4, 2013 Level 5 Share Posted December 4, 2013 First off - Evernote is not mentioned in this breaking news and the age of the passwords is not known. "Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and Yahoo! were among a group of high-volume websites that had more than 2 million usernames and passwords stolen and posted online Wednesday." But considering the amount of sites affected, it serves as a reminder to change your password again.And don't use the same password for each of your logons. "...30% to 40% of people use the same passwords on different websites,” security researcher Graham Cluley said in a BBC report. “That’s certainly something people shouldn’t do.” http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/04/millions-of-facebook-usernames-and-passwords-stolen-and-posted-online/ There is an interesting analysis of the stolen password strengths at this site:http://blog.spiderlabs.com/2013/12/look-what-i-found-moar-pony.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Most common passwords?123456 (15,820 accts)123456789 (4,875 accts)1234 (3,315 accts)password (2,212 accts) Link to comment
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