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Posted on 12th June 2021
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This report on "Laptop" describes the latest release of hacked email passwords on the Internet.
The published leak is a 100GB text file comprising 8.4 billion private login entries (email address and password pairs).
The article included a link to "Have I Been Pwned?", where you can easily check whether any of your email passwords have been compromised. This is safe: all you need to do is enter your email address, and it will respond with the number of passwords in the file for that address. You are not asked for your password, and there is no way for you or anyone else, to find out what those passwords are.
I strongly recommend that everyone checks all of their email addresses.