February 1 - change your password day

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I just read that February the 1st was change you password day  :o

February 1 is change your password day; while not official, many tech sites advertise the day to their readers. Users are asked to change passwords on that day to improve security. While there are certainly times where changing passwords makes sense, e.g. after a breach of an online service, a successful virus attack, accidental sharing, or to increase the strength of a password .

Billions of password sets are available freely on the Internet. These sets, Have I Been Pwned lists 6.4 billion pwned accounts alone from 340 sites, are just the tip of the iceberg. They come from successful breaches and are either published right away on the Net, offered for sale, or used without them ever being leaked publicly.

Check your passwords here on Have I Been Pwned.



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