Today reports surfaced about a fact that sounds more impressive than it is: in a Russian forum Bitcoin appeared a list of about 5 million passwords of Gmail associated with emails, so potentially there would be millions of accounts vulnerable to attacks. However, they can remain calm. To make secure your account go to gmail.com and change your passwords immediately
It is said that the publication of passwords (or “dumps” as he is known to this act) contains old information, so if first usually modifies the security key account, you would not have to worry about.
Five Million Gmail account Passwords hacked: Check Yours
Moreover, Google has already acknowledged the veracity of this report and says in a posting on his blog: “This week we identified several lists that claim to contain credentials … Google found that less than 2% of the combinations of username and password could have worked … we have protected the affected accounts and asked users to change their passwords. “
Importantly, the company claims that the passwords were not obtained attacking Google itself, but deciphered individually with methods such as phishing or hacking of accounts at the same recommendations arising “always” change the password periodically make code difficult to decipher and not use the same phrase for different sites.
The company reiterates that automated systems maintain “accounts safe from phishing, malware and spam. For example, if we detect unusual activity on your account, stop the login attempts from unknown locations and devices. “
Although the attack could not have affected you, it would be a good idea to change the password of any account hosted on the server of Google.