A Russian crime ring has stolen over one billion user names and passwords. It's not clear what the hackers will do with all that private information, but experts say what you should do is change your passwords. The hackers grabbed 4.5 billion usernames and passwords ... Weeded out duplicates ... And have 1.2 billion. At the Big Bear Cafe in DC today web users fear the bad guys have their info.
"I work in financial services and it's a nightmare what's going on" the breach was revealed by hold security that says. The hackers, From Russia pushed spying programs to PC's worldwide. So when users logged onto sites the hackers got sent their passwords Jeremy beal's paypal got hit.
Jeremy Beal, got hacked and ripped off "my entire account was wiped out, about a thousand dollars. You got hacked. My password was stolen" "so you learned your lesson? You change your passwords all the time? No I still don't change them all the time" most people don't. And, experts say, manually changing passwords might not work anymore.
"We're you know like amateurs playing against the NFL here" Web Security expert Larry Clinton says hackers also use automatic programs to get logon info
"so even if you have a very complicated password, they're gonad run thru a billion variation and eventually they'll trip upon it. You need to combat this with an equally automated system of defense." like. Last pass, keepass, dashlane and others that can generate and store complex passwords daily if you like. You log in thru them. To stay safer from the super hackers...but still not immune.
Experts say the next step in protecting yourself online could be double authentication.
Meaning, a password and, a retinal scan or thumbprint. Its costly.... Less convenient... But there's pressure on the big sites like gmail and amazon to make the switch.