Social networking site LinkedIn and online dating service eHarmony warned that some user passwords had been breached after security experts discovered scrambled files with passwords for millions of online accounts.
The two companies declined to say how many accounts had been breached when they disclosed the breaches in statements issued on Wednesday.
They only said they were conducting investigations.
LastPass, a password management company, has a secure tool you can use to see if your LinkedIn password was among the stolen.
People over the age of 55 pick passwords double the strength of those chosen by people under 25 years old.
Mashable looks at 5 tools for keeping track of (& secure!) passwords. If you’re not using one, it’s time to start considering it. If you’ve got a good password strategy, consider sharing in comments.
Hate passwords? Maybe one day we’ll try facial recognition software, iris readers, and augmented reality and spatial technology instead.