5 steps to keep your passwords safe from Russian hackers

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The news is abuzz with a new, disturbing finding from security analysts: a rogue group of Russian hackers has amassed over 1 billion stolen passwords from places all over the web, from Fortune 500 companies to fly-by-night websites.

The group of hackers, which is not believed to be affiliated with the Russian government, has not used the vast majority of its stolen credentials yet. It seems that they have been selling Twitter accounts to promote different things to clients. The end game is likely a larger, more lucrative black market sale.

So what can you do to prevent yourself from being victimized by hacks like these or, at least, minimize your damage? We have some suggestions for you. Click “next” to begin!

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