New Passwords Guardian feature warns you if a website has been hacked and your account login possibly compromised.
As you have probably heard, 1.4 billion usernames, passwords, and emails were leaked on the darknet. This wasn’t a new breach, but rather a collection of previous leaks all put together in one place, forming one of the largest consolidated databases ever discovered.
Affected people are those with accounts on sites such as Netflix, Bitcoin, LinkedIn, Badoo, Pastebin, Last.FM, RedBox, Anti Public, Exploit.in, Minecraft, Zoosk and MySpace. The discovered passwords are not encrypted, and tests indicate that most of those listed in the database are still valid, meaning the risk of those accounts being hijacked is high. And now you are left wondering: are my logins one of those 1.4 billion? And if so, what should I do?
While Avast Passwords is included in Avast Free Antivirus and makes it easy to manage and autofill your login information to websites, you can upgrade to Avast Passwords Premium and make full use of a new password security feature: Password Guardian. It monitors the web and tells you the moment a website has been hacked and your accounts become vulnerable. When that happens, you can just change your password and relax.
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