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427 million Myspace passwords up for sale!

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If you’ve ever had a myspace account and ever used this password on ANY other social media sites, it’s only a matter of time for you to get hacked, because those passwords — 427 million of them — are now up for sale according to TechCrunch

360 million accounts involved. Each record contains an email address, a password, and in some cases, a second password. As some accounts have multiple passwords, that means there are over 427 million total passwords available for sale.Despite the fact that this data breach dates back several years, the size of the data set in question makes it notable. Security researchers at Sophos say that this could be the largest data breach of all time

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll know that creating secure passwords is important and likely read 10 tips to creating secure passwords. If not, now would be a good time, because getting hacked sucks!

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Categories: Cyber Media Safety, MySpace