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117 million LinkedIn email IDs, passwords get hacked and trying to sell by hackers

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LinkedIn said on Wednesday that hackers were attempting to sell what they claimed were 117 million email addresses and passwords of its users, suggesting that a data breach in 2012 was magnitudes bigger than initially thought. “We are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted, and we will contact those members to reset their passwords,” LinkedIn said.

How to protect your data from prying eyes

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It’s quite common to temporarily hand over a very personal device like a phone or tablet to someone else – maybe to make a call or share photos & videos.

However, if someone else has your unlocked phone, he or she can access all of your personal data: photos, videos, email, address book, text messages & chats.