Interesting to read this article about how hackers handle stolen login data. Scary to think they just sit and watch what you are up to before they decide to swoop.
We've shared lots of news about how to protect yourself when you are on line. Commercial solicitor, Matt Smith wrote an article over on the blog:
It's really worth a read as every week more businesses are being hit -- large and small --- and it's very important that you know what to do to prevent a data breach or theft.
We've all had them. Those emails you read with a growing sense of dread which tell you to change the password you use on this account, that social network or one of the many other online services you use. Those emails are common given that almost one billion login credentials have been stolen and shared online in the last year. Yahoo, MySpace, LinkedIn, Dropbox and Tumblr, have all been hit and the list goes on and on. The worst part is the uncertainty that comes in the wake of the warning - do you panic now or later? "No matter how many times we talk about this people still re-use the same password across sites," he said. It was also worth people changing how they choose a password.