What should you do to protect yourself in case your password is part of the Russian gangs 1.6 billion passwords that were stolen?
- Update your anti-virus and malware protection
- Change your passwords
If you change your password without updating or installing protection and removing any infections from your computer then you will just be telling the criminals what your new password is and they will have even more confidence in taking advantage of you.
Two great options for protecting your self are below but I should note that any layer of protection is just that, a layer of protection. There are no absolutes in protection and if you don’t keep them up to date then you will be at risk.
- Malwarebytes – This will help remove and add protection against malware
- AVG AntiVirus Free – This will provide protection against viruses
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