Your favourite music app Spotify is resetting the passwords of users after a massive online leak of over 60 million Dropbox passwords. Nope, Spotify hasn’t been hacked. Yet. But if you’re using the same “password123” phrase as your primary security keyword on every service, it’s probably a good idea to reset it. Like… now.
“To protect your Spotify account, we’ve reset your password,” Spotify told its listeners. “This is because we believe it may have been compromised during a leak on another service with which you use the same password. Don’t worry! This is purely a preventive security measure. Nobody has accessed your Spotify account, and your data is secure.”
There are two ways to create a secure password for services like Spotify, Facebook, and Google. You can either use your browser’s password manager or you try services like 1Password, LastPass or Dashlane where you can store your security keywords. But whatever you do: Don’t use the same password on every site. Because that’s stupid. Really, really stupid.
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