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3.2 billion emails and passwords exposed online — what you need to know

A whopping 3.2 billion password-username pairs are up for grabs in an unnamed online hacking forum. But don’t panic — the data is nothing new. It’s a compilation of stolen credentials from dozens of old data breaches, some going back ten years.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be aware that your old passwords are floating out there. Yes, your passwords, and ours too. Pretty much anyone who’s ever created more than three online accounts has had a password compromised by now.

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