773 million emails and 21 million passwords exposed: how to tell if you’re affected

Ben Bowman


This is why we can’t have nice things. The internet just got hit with the biggest private data leak we’ve ever seen. So congrats, all you 772,904,991 email addresses and 21,222,975 different passwords. You’re now out in the open.

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According to security expert Troy Hunt, a data dump nicknamed “Collection #1” was uploaded to the popular file-sharing site MEGA. (It’s since been taken down, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist elsewhere.)

So how do you know if you’re affected? You can click here to visit Have I Been Pwned to see if your email has been compromised. And if you want to know if your password is out in general circulation, this site will let you know.

For more tips on creating a rock solid password, check out this video:

And be sure to stay with Softonic for any more news about further data breaches!

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