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    Data Breach?

    Received an email from google this morning to inform me that my forum user and password may have been compromised in a data breach. Have changed my password but might be worth a heads up to change your password too

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhexagon View Post
    Received an email from google this morning to inform me that my forum user and password may have been compromised in a data breach. Have changed my password but might be worth a heads up to change your password too
    why would google email this about that?


    (they could of but equally could have been a phishing email).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    why would google email this about that?
    I use their password management feature in Chrome. As part of it, they perform a periodical health check

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    Did the email provide a hyperlink for you to click taking you to a password change? I never use such links and instead go separately to the website in question.

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    Sounds similar to apple's password manager. It checks passwords and tells you if the password has ever been part of a data breach. If you've reused that password on multiple sites, it is unlikely to be a data breach from TZ.

    Worth regularly doing a check here: https://haveibeenpwned.com/

    I've just found my email address was part of a data breach in June 2020.
    Last edited by Christian; 1st February 2021 at 09:52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halitosis View Post
    Did the email provide a hyperlink for you to click taking you to a password change? I never use such links and instead go separately to the website in question.
    The hyperlink was legitimate and I logged into Google separately on my laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhexagon View Post
    I use their password management feature in Chrome. As part of it, they perform a periodical health check
    Ah! that makes more sense.

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