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To ensure you have a safe online experience, we suggest visiting Get Safe Online to share the latest guidance on choosing and storing passwords for all your important online accounts.
Over 5.5 million websites use Cloudflare, including Fitbit, Uber, Ok Cupid, Medium, and Yelp.
Some website sessions accessed through HTTPS, a secure web protocol that encrypts data sent to and from a page, have been compromised as a result, and what makes the bug particularly serious is that some search engines (including Bing, Google, and Duck Duck Go) had cached, or saved, some of the leaked data for some time.
Credentials for employees at almost all the largest organizations in the world were leaked in major data breaches, according to research by the British cybersecurity firm Digital Shadows.
To be clear, this isn't about new breaches but rather about the big ones we already know about—those at Adobe (adbe), Linked In (lnkd), My Space, Ashley Madison, Mate1, and so on.
Instead, Get Safe Online suggests you try to use a password (that you can remember) at least eight characters long – mix up numbers and letters, and throw in upper and lower case letters where the options are available. Remember, although these passwords might initially be more difficult for you to remember, they are also more difficult to crack!
However, it seemed likely that many passwords were re-used between corporate and third-party accounts where people used the same email addresses."Within the data you can see, in some incidences, password hints—sometimes 'the usual'," Marriott says.