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This article was published on June 1, 2016

Hundreds of millions of Tumblr and MySpace logins reportedly available on the Dark Web

Hundreds of millions of Tumblr and MySpace logins reportedly available on the Dark Web
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OK, OK,  you haven’t had a whole lot of reason to visit your long defunct MySpace page, but have you been using the same password for everything else all these years too?

If you have, firstly, you’re really a bit silly – there are loads of easy ways to manage passwords for free nowadays, and secondly, you should think about changing it right now. The same applies for Tumblr users, according to the BBC.

Security researcher Troy Hunt says that its the latest in a line of ‘mega-breaches’ that have remained offline since they took place several years ago (as far back as 2011) and that hundreds of millions of passwords and other personal details may have been exposed.

Last month, a hacker was touting 117 million LinkedIn passwords for sale on the Dark Web; it also came to light in May that another hacker requested just $1 for more than a billion email records – and ended up settling for nothing.

Be careful out there, folks.