Billion passwords stolen: How you can protect yourself

, Posted: Thu, August 7 2014 at 2:39 PM, Updated: Thu, August 7 2014 at 2:45 PM

(NBC news) Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion username and password combos and more than 500 million email addresses from some 420,000 websites, according to a report in The New York Times this week. There's a high chance that you are affected. To protect yourself you should choose a stronger password, secure your devices and stay vigilant, among other things.

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