Google Account Passwords Leaked

Around 5,000,000 emails and passwords leaked

Quick PSA, someone posted 5 million gmail account emails and passwords to a forum a few hours ago. Change your password!

Check to see if you’re on the list here - this site will also give you the first two letters of the password they have on file.

For the most part the passwords included are old, and it seems not always actually used on gmail accounts. It’s therefore assumed that the hackers obtained the passwords from services other than Google.

If you use your password in more than one place, you might be in trouble.

Also, you should use a password manager like the brilliant LastPass or (my pick) KeePass. This way you can have loads of different passwords for everything and not have to remember them.

You should also use ‘two factor authentication’ where possible, so if someone does get your password, they still can’t log in to your account.