Security precaution: update your passwords

secureThe only way to stay safe on the internet is by helping each other minimize security risks. So as a precaution, I want to make you aware of a situation that could possibly affect you.

There are currently several databases available on the internet containing personal data such as e-mail addresses, user names and associated passwords. Lately, our security teams have noticed an increase in attacks attempted by unauthorized parties using this data.

In order to protect yourself, we recommend everyone to take the following actions if you haven’t done so already:

  1. Check if your e-mail address appears in a leaked database:
  2. Update the associated password(s)
  3. If you share passwords across services and haven’t updated them recently, you should do so immediately

Even if you don’t appear in any database it’s still advisable to change your passwords regularly.

Stay safe and help spread the word. For more security best practices, I recommend watching this presentation: