Last week, after a hacker posted thousands of what he said were Facebook login credentials, Facebook said that most of the logins were not valid. That’s not exactly reassuring.
That’s why we thought now would a good time to discuss why password security is so important on a site like Facebook.
What does a hacker get if he gets your password?
He gets immediate access to your account and the opportunity to change your password to deny you access. That’s bad. What’s worse? He could then get access to any other sites where you use the same combination of login and password. If this includes your email, he could wreck major havoc.
How to protect yourself
What should you do if you think you’ve been hacked?
Change your password immediately. Then change the password of any account that uses that same password.
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