Time to change your password: Billions of passwords leaked in largest online data breach – National

 Time to change your password: Billions of passwords leaked in largest online data breach – National

Changing your password can be annoying. But with the rise of online scams and a recent data leak that is said to be the largest in history, perhaps it’s time to swap “password1234” for something less obvious.

Hackers exposed more than 8.4 billion passwords in what Cyber News, a website specializing in cybersecurity, is calling “RockYou2021.”

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Financial expert Kelley Keehn recently joined The Morning Show to discuss how this leak might affect Canadians and tips on protecting yourself from online scams.

According to Statista, there are almost 4.7 billion active internet users worldwide.

“This compilation includes potentially the passwords of the entire global population just about times two,” Keehn says.

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