What data was compromised:
- Security questions and answers
- Email addresses
- Dates of birth
- Genders, Geographic locations, Recovery email addresses, Usernames
Breach data provided by Have I Been Pwned
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What to do to protect your personal info
Though passwords weren’t exposed in this breach, there are still steps you can take to better protect your personal info.
- Create unique answers for security questions
Many websites ask the same questions. If one answer gets exposed, the information is out. Create long, random answers and store them somewhere safe.
- Use an email mask
Giving out your real email address makes it easier for hackers or trackers to find your passwords or target you online. A service like Firefox Relay hides your real email address while forwarding emails to your real inbox.Try Firefox Relay
- Avoid using personal info in PINs
Because your date of birth is easy to find in public records, it’s best to avoid using it in passwords and PINs. People who know your birthday could also very easily guess your PIN.
- Use unique, strong passwords for every account
Password reuse puts all your accounts at risk. This means that if one password gets exposed, hackers have the keys to many accounts.
- Store passwords in a safe place
Put your login details in a secure place only you can access, such as a password manager. This also makes it easy to keep track of all your different passwords.
- Be cautious about giving out personal information
Don’t hand out personal data if you don’t have to. If you are asked to enter or give out your email address, ZIP code, or phone number, you can say no.
- Update software and apps regularly
Updating your smartphone apps, browsers, and operating systems makes your devices more secure. These updates fix bugs, software vulnerabilities, and security problems.