Massive Hack Exposes 8.5 Billion Passwords

Massive Hack Exposes 8.5 Billion Passwords

This week, the largest password hack of all time hit the Internet. Approximately 8.5 billion passwords were exposed in a 100 GB text file. The event has been dubbed RockYou2021. The passwords have been collected from various sites all over the Internet. To put the size of this hack in perspective, it is estimated that there are approximately 4.7 billion users on the Internet. Today, may be a good day to change your passwords.

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