Should I change my password?

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

  1. dsfadsfa macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have experience with this site?: https://shouldichangemypassword.com/

    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

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    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: https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm. Gibson was the company that warned Snapchat about its lack of security - a warning Snapchat ignored until it was hacked.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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

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    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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