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A new data breach of humongous proportions has just been made public

Discussion in 'Dealership DMS Systems, Data, Security, I.T.' started by Diana Eidson, Jan 18, 2019.

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  1. Diana Eidson

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    Attention Automotive Industry peeps:, We are talking astronomical numbers. This data set has been labeled as a "Collection#1" and it consists of:
    Email addresses and passwords totaling 2,692,818,238 rows
    1,160,253,228 unique combinations of email addresses and passwords.
    Unique email addresses totaled 772,904,991
    there are 21,222,975 unique passwords..

    What can you do?

    Do not reuse passwords. Use unique passwords, especially for financial accounts.

    Use a password manager.

    If you don’t want to use a password manager, create passwords you will remember, like your favorite line from a movie, poem or book. The longer the better.

    Don’t share your passwords with anyone, not even your closest friends or relatives, because they can become a point of attack and exposure.

    If you think your identity has been compromised, change your passwords immediately.
     
    #1 Diana Eidson, Jan 18, 2019
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  4. Diana Eidson

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    It's probably a good idea to update passwords. Check out this content, REMOVED and a regular Dark Web Scan is highly recommended
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    haveibeenpwned.com

    A number of my email addresses appeared.
     
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  6. Diana Eidson

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    What can you do?

    1. Do not reuse passwords. Use unique passwords, especially for financial accounts.

    2. Use a password manager.

    3. If you don’t want to use a password manager, create passwords you will remember, like your favorite line from a movie, poem or book. The longer the better.

    4. Don’t share your passwords with anyone, not even your closest friends or relatives, because they can become a point of attack and exposure.

    If you think your identity has been compromised, change your passwords immediately.
    If you would you like to connect to discuss, feel free to reach out [email protected]
     
  7. Alex Snyder

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    Yep. Starting to smell spammy. I'm going to remove her links and see if she starts playing by the rules.
     
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  8. Diana Eidson

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    Hi Alex, I was just informing members of the data breach. I can assure you it's not spam.
     
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  9. Alexander Lau

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    I think you're full of shit too, along with the new Indian guy.
     
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    Who was the data breach with?
     
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    I am not sure how informing members of a data breach categorizes me as full of shit. You can google it if you'd like. I work for an IT company, we inform our members of alerts like this on a regular basis.
     
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