A file containing nearly 10 billion individual passwords was posted on an online hacking forum in what may be the largest compilation of leaked passwords ever. The file was posted on July 4, and includes passwords that have been compromised in recent and past data breaches around the world.

Having so many passwords available to hackers increases the potential for credential stuffing attacks, where a compromised password used for a user account can be reused by a hacker to get into another account. List discovery is a reminder to use unique, strong passwords for each account in a person’s name.



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