Security breach keeps getting worse; 412 million accounts exposed

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Do you know what it feels like to have an online account hacked? You might feel annoyed if spambots started posting false Facebook statuses to your page or violated and scared if your online bank account gets compromised.

If the account was for a dating site, you could definitely add embarrassment to that list of emotions. From cheating to sexual fetishes, people visit these sites for all types of reasons; the main benefit is discretion. Hundreds of millions of people may be mortified because the "World's largest sex and swinger community" has been hacked.

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UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 11: Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., attends a news conference at the DNC where members of the Congressional Black Caucus PAC endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, February 11, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Representative James Clyburn, a Democrat from South Carolina, speaks during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Division among Democrats has been overcome through speeches from two presidents, another first lady and a vice-president, who raised the stakes for their candidate by warning that her opponent posed an unprecedented threat to American diplomacy. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
UNITED STATES - JUNE 29: Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., attends a rally with lawmakers and gun violence victims to call for action on gun safety measures on the steps of the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore, Md., June 29, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 16: Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on the Smith-Amash Amendment to the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act that would 'prevent the indefinite detention of and use of military custody for individuals detained on U.S. soil - including U.S. citizens - and ensure access to due process and the federal court system, as the Constitution provides.' (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 21: Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., speaks with a reporter at the Senate subway on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., talks to reporters as members of the House of Representatives received a closed intelligence briefing from FBI Director James Comey and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on the mass shooting at an LGBT club in Orlando, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., speaks during a commemoration ceremony for the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which abolished slavery in the United States, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in Emancipation Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Rep. Robert Brady, D-Penn., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-NY, speaks about the New York Police Department's stop and frisk policy, Thursday, June 7, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Last month we told you that 73 million accounts were exposed when Adult FriendFinder's database was hacked. Well now, it appears the hack is much worse. Over 412 million accounts under the FriendFinder Network brand (which includes the sites AdultFriendFinder.com, iCams.com, Cams.com, and StripShow.com) have been leaked. If you have an account on any of these sites, I suggest you change your password immediately.

FriendFinder Networks actually made it pretty easy for the hackers. Passwords were stored in their database without any encoding or encryption. Some passwords were hashed but the algorithm that was used is easy to decipher.

The company doesn't even own Penthouse.com anymore, but they saved account information from that site so hackers have access to over 7 million of those accounts. And if you had an account but you deleted it, you're not off the hook yet. They also saved the email/password information from 15 million deleted accounts.

To prevent this in the future, there's an easy way to create complex passwords, safely store them, and retrieve them whenever you need them. Kaspersky Password Manager for Android and iOS devices, and Windows PCs and Macs, has a free version that you can use for up to 15 passwords.

When LeakedSource reported this breach, they also pointed out that users made the mistake of using very common passwords (over 900,000 people had the password 123456). Please use these tips for creating the perfect password to protect your accounts. You should also use a free password manager, such as Kaspersky Password Manager from our sponsor Kaspersky Lab. It makes it easy to create complex passwords, store them, and retrieve them when you need them.

You can also get it when you buy Kaspersky Total Security, which we've been using at Komando.com for years.

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