FM News 101 Tech Expert Brian M.Westbrook says Russian hackers have pulled a big score. He says they’ve stolen more than one billion password and user name combinations from over four hundred thousand websites large and small.
According to Westbrook, the names of the sites have not been revealed by the security firm that discovered the breach because, “a lot of these sites are still vulnerable.”
To protect yourself, Westbrook recommends changing your passwords and user names immediately. He also recommends changing them often, and never using the same passwords across multiple sites.