How to Avoid Being Leaked? How to Protect your Google Accounts
Feeling safe and secure online is very important when dealing with our online accounts and presence. We are constantly worried about who is able to access our information and accounts with or without our authorization. Every other hour there is a hack or leak of information taking place to a person not aware. Many people have lost data, videos, audio, and personal information as a result of their leakage. About 5 million Google email addresses, usernames, and passwords have been leaked to a Russian Bitcoin forum. This was a great security breach and should give people a major wakeup call about their security on the internet.
Many of the leaked passwords have been collected and used. The leaked list is growing everyday, but you are able to take precautions by updating your Google login information. If you have not done so now is the perfect time to enable a two-step authentication feature.
The list of usernames and passwords have been linked to Russia’s largest search engine Yandex. Google quickly responded to the issue by stating there was no evidence that its systems had been compromised. A Google spokesperson stated, “The security of our users is of paramount importance to use. We have no evidence that our systems have been compromised, but whenever we become aware that an account has been compromised, we take steps to our users secure their accounts”. Google has claimed to be working around the clock to ensure all passwords and other login details are safe and not being leaked out.
With all of these incidents of secure information being compromised we as users of these accounts should be majorly aware of the security breaches that can take place due to illegal hacking and leaking. Lets make sure to take all the steps necessary to protect ourselves and our information.