If you are worried about the recent leak of around 5 million Gmail user names and passwords on the internet and would like to check if yours was included, check out the following website:
Just enter your Gmail address and it will tell you if it’s part of the database of hacked accounts. Don’t worry, the website is legit. I used it and was relieved to find out that none of my Gmail accounts were hacked.
If yours was, change your password now and even activate Google’s two-factor verification to make your account more secure.
Google has responded that the leak was not due to a successful attack that compromised their servers or network. Rather the database was a collection of Gmail accounts that were obtained through phishing, malware, or other means. So again, be careful with what email you open, link that you click and website that you provide your email address and other personal information to. Lastly, make it a habit to change your passwords every now and then and avoid using the same password across your online accounts. If you’re Facbook account gets hacked, all your other accounts will be hacked too.
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