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Dropbox “Hack” Due To Credentials Stolen from Other Services

Here’s yet another reminder of why it’s a bad idea to use the same password on more than one site.

According to the Dropbox blog, “The usernames and passwords referenced in these articles were stolen from unrelated services, not Dropbox. Attackers then used these stolen credentials to try to log in to sites across the internet, including Dropbox.”

If you have trouble remembering a different password for every site, one option is to use a password manager. Password managers are not impervious to all types of attacks, but they can help to ensure that you have different, strong, and unique passwords for every online service.

1.2 Billion Usernames and 500 Million E-mails Stolen

1.2 billion usernames and 500 million emails have been stolen from 420,000 websites. The worst part is that we still don’t know exactly which websites were affected.

The everyday user may not be able to do much to convince companies to allocate their budgets so that they take security more seriously, but that doesn’t mean we are completely helpless.

Perhaps the most important lesson we can take away from this breach is Continue reading 1.2 Billion Usernames and 500 Million E-mails Stolen