Change your passwords! 560 million filtered credentials

believe that we must not make a great effort to reach the conclusion that computer security through a disastrous stage. We are still collecting the garbage scattered by WannaCry but now adds a database with more than 560 million credentials discovered online. The majority of those credentials had already been strained in previous incidents, however, what is worrying is that such amount of information follow loose on the Web without the proper armor.

in recent years have reported multiple theft of passwords. It doesn’t matter if the database size is large or small, the point is that it has not lost its blanco’s profile «tempting» for malicious elements. Even if an attacker does not obtain passwords, the truth is that email addresses loaded with an important value, especially between those who focus on the distribution of spam, phishing campaigns, and the ransomware which is still rising. The latest development comes through Kromtech Security Research Center . A simple security sweep executed in Shodan led to the detection of a device with 560 million credentials which continues active and unprotected.

who is the such Eddie, and what it wants as many credentials…?

The identity of the creator of that database is still unknown, but the researcher Bob Diachenko nicknamed him «Eddie» name that appears in its interior. Diachenko contacted Troy Hunt, «Have I Been Pwned» site administrator which is responsible for storing the credentials leaked in previous attacks so that users know what services require a password change. The comparison of Hunt determined that more than 243 million credentials are based on unique email addresses, and the vast majority was already registered in Have I Been Pwned . Put it another way, is a compilation of accounts drawn on old attacks on services such as LinkedIn, Dropbox, Last.fm, MySpace, Adobe, Neopets, Tumblr, and others.

anyway, our recommendation to change passwords in services committed stands firm. Everything you need to do is visit Have I Been Pwned, enter your email, and compare the date of the attacks with the length of the password. If you have not replaced it since then, now you know what to do.

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