Billions of email addresses and other bits of data have been revealed in security breaches this year alone. There’s nothing you can do about what’s already out there, but read on for advice on preventing future problems.
Facebook has acknowledged that attackers took advantage of the platform’s View As feature to breach the security of at least 50 million accounts. If you’re forced to log in again, you might be among the affected users.
There has been yet another big data theft. This time, attackers stole the personal data and encrypted passwords of two million T-Mobile customers. If you use T-Mobile, change your password immediately.
Social news site Reddit has announced a relatively minor data theft that’s a good reminder to change old passwords, turn on two-factor authentication, and delete any Reddit content you don’t want linked to your email address.