Some services including Twitter have responded by disabling the affected passwords. But there are several things you can do to minimize further threats —even if your account isn’t among the 2 million that were compromised.
Here are some tips to help you secure your online accounts:
— ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER:
When a malicious hacker gets a password to one account, it’s often a stepping stone to a more serious breach, especially because many people use the same passwords on multiple accounts. So if someone breaks into your Facebook account, that person might try the same password on your banking or Amazon account. Suddenly, it’s not just about fake messages being posted to your social media accounts. It’s about your hard-earned money.
Read more at: Phys.org