Dashlane recommends the following precautions for password users.
Ensure that all accounts are password protected, including email accounts, servers, apps or anything that may contain sensitive personal data. The presence of a strong password is often the only line of defense between user data and hackers.
Use strong passwords that avoid the risk of being guessed after a rudimentary amount of research into the user. Passwords should not contain names or proper nouns that can easily be associated with the user, or weak number sequences like the user’s date of birth. It is recommended that all passwords exceed eight characters and include a mix of letters, number and symbols.
Do not reuse passwords: each account should be protected with a unique password. This reduces the risk of hackers gaining access to a user’s sensitive data by compromising other accounts using the same password.
FACEBOOK EXPOSES 6.8 MILLION UNSHARED USERS’ PHOTOS
Facebook has discovered a photo API bug that may have affected people who used Facebook Login and granted permission to third-party apps to access their photos. For 12 days between September 13 to September 25, 2018, the bug allowed third-party developers view the photos of up to 6.8 million Facebook users, whether they’d shared them or not.