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daveb722
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September 30, 2020 6:10 pm  

I was reviewing my google saved passwords and it identifies compromised passwords and they show this site as having a data breach, anyone aware of this?


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vicanuck
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October 1, 2020 8:24 am  
Posted by: @daveb722

I was reviewing my google saved passwords and it identifies compromised passwords and they show this site as having a data breach, anyone aware of this?

It wouldn't surprise me. But it doesn't worry me either.

I don't use the UN and PW here anywhere else. But, I do use a password manager and all my important passwords are no less than 20 characters unless the site limits them to less. Also, I use two factor authentication wherever possible which is a great safety feature.

I've actually never once been hacked.


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daveb722
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October 1, 2020 4:03 pm  

@vicanuck agreed, just wanted to see if google was correct as I had 4-5 sites appear in one day and wonder if they are somehow related.  


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STTsailor
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October 1, 2020 4:23 pm  
Posted by: @daveb722

I was reviewing my google saved passwords and it identifies compromised passwords and they show this site as having a data breach, anyone aware of this?

Please elaborate how you store passwords with google? Do you mean your browser?


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daveb722
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October 2, 2020 8:49 am  

@STTsailor yes through my browser (chrome), i turn on autofill and it remembers them for me.  google then checks the sites i have daily, although it doesn't give you an alert, you have to manually check (i can't find a setting that sends you alerts unfortunately, but i found an extension today that will let me know, passprotect) and see how that works out. 


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jaldeborgh
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October 3, 2020 11:19 pm  

Hacking is a growth industry now that so many people are living and working virtually.  Our company does it’s payroll using ADP and I was informed by them this last week that an unemployment claim was attempted in my name, apparently this is fairly common but nevertheless alarming as the hacker needed a good deal of personal information to attempt the claim.  One of the first things I did was to open an account with Life Lock, which includes a suite of security software as well as the monitoring services.  I increasingly convinced we all need to take active steps to protect ourselves and families from cyber/hacker attacks. 


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Stxdreaming1
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October 4, 2020 9:22 am  

@jaldeborgh

To start, use a password manager like 1password. Also, use a different password for each bank and other accounts you have. 


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