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Subject:  Re: Time to change!!! Date:  1/17/2019  4:58 PM
Author:  ptheland Number:  198728 of 199728

This looks like panic-mongering to me, as it contains no hint of where the alleged hacked passwords were gotten FROM.

I agree. To get e-mail passwords and addresses, you need to hack one source at a time. You can't get Outlook dot com and icloud dot com and gmail dot com and all kinds of other e-mail hosting places in a single breach.

Later down in the article, it did say that this is an accumulation of multiple data breaches from 2 to 3 years ago. So it's not really breaking news.

I'm also concerned about the web site they link to so you can see if you are in this breach. Is it a legit site, or is it just hackers trying to tie a few pieces together? How can you tell?

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