1.4 Billion passwords hacked in December 2017

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1.4 Billion passwords hacked   Over 1.4 Billion passwords were hacked across numerous websites in early December and pasted on the dark web. Hackernews confirmed this became common news after being posted on Reddit. It’s also been confirmed these passwords have been not only been verified but have been pasted into plain text for anyone to use. Wordfence has also confirmed the news and has recommended users upgrade to their premium version which includes the list of the hacked passwords in their password strength measuring test. These passwords were likely used in the brute force attacks that occurred during an odd spike in December. Am I at risk? As always, Creative Wavelength recommends you use a strong password at minimum incorporating multiple special characters & caps that you can still remember. I also recommend you change your passwords since this news & use a unique password for each website. Especially for …