Published on Thursday, 11 September 2014 15:06
[ Background ]
A list of almost 5 million Gmail accounts and passwords were posted online on Tuesday.
Google has reset the affected accounts and affected users are advised to change their passwords immediately.
[ Recommendations ]
- Use a strong password. Users may refer to GoSafeOnline for creating a strong password.
- Set up recovery options for your Google account. Users may refer to Google for the steps to set up the recovery options.
- Set up 2-factor authentication (2FA) for your Google account. Users may refer to Google for the steps to set up 2FA.
- Monitor and review your Gmail logins regularly. Users may refer to Google for the steps to review your logins.
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