Security Breach - Change your email passes.

tips-and-tricks

#1

Hey this is pretty big. Also envato should announce about it. A lot of emails and providers affected. So hurry up and change your passes.

Links to more info:

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#2

Thanks for the link ;
Changing PASSWORDS should be a regular habit whether it’s an EMAIL account or the online access page of your BANK.
PS: My email PASSword is 44 Characters long :smile:


#3

:hushed: Thanks for your post!


#4

So easy to hack it :smile:


#5

Thanks! Already changed it :slight_smile:


#6

:slight_smile: There is no “100%” solution for sure but it’s best to do what you can.

  • Use characters that can only be generated with “ALT” key (for example, you hit 4 keys to create the characters “®” (ALT + 0,1,7,4), “¥”(ALT + 0, 1, 6, 5)

  • Use lowercase + uppercase letters

  • Make it 40 - 45 char long

  • IF YOU CAN REMEMBER your PassWord, then your PASSWORD is USELESS! (EASY TO HACK)


#7

For password generation, a good tool is https://strongpasswordgenerator.com/ :slight_smile:


#8

A small note: Having a [insert your number here] chars password long, with all symbols and what not is useless if the storage system stores them in a way that can easily be retrieved back.