If you listen to The 443 – Security Simplified podcast, you may have already heard about the latest 773 million account credential leak. Troy Hunt, a well-known security researcher, found a file called Collection #1 that contained millions of users accounts, and both hashed and clear text passwords. Turns out this is just one of five of these “Collection” files, so we’ll likely learn about more leaked credentials soon. Watch today’s video to hear about this discovery and our now repetitive, though very important, advice to secure your authentication.
Episode Runtime: 3:16
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFNY881raco
- Troy Hunt’s post on the Collection #1 dump – Troy Hunt
- More “Collections” to come – Intego
- Check if your email of password has been compromised (be careful with passwords) – HaveIBeenPwned