Should I change my password?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by dsfadsfa, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. dsfadsfa macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2013
    Does anyone have experience with this site?:

    The mass amounts of compromises being claimed by the site is staggering. Initially, I was skeptical, but the website is endorsed by several high profile news outlets and technology websites.

    What is your opinion? Is it panic time?
  2. Aspasia macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2011
    Halfway between the Equator and North Pole
    It's a valid site. After getting notice from Adobe about their security breach, I ran my email addy thru that site and the date of the Adobe breach popped up.

    Since I used a variation of that password here, and MacRumors had been hacked, I changed all my passwords. Something that should be routinely done anway.

    Here's a good security site to review for passwords and general computer security: Gibson was the company that warned Snapchat about its lack of security - a warning Snapchat ignored until it was hacked.
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. After the hack here at MacRumors, I changed all of my passwords.
  4. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    If you use the same password on more than one site/service, you're asking for trouble.

    Use a password manager to generate & store random passwords for every site. iCloud Keychain is nice (and free!) if you're totally Apple (OS X Mavericks / iOS 7) but if you have need for Windows, Android, or older Apple OS versions I like 1Password.

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