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What Is Hotmail Password Breach

Hotmail is one of the first web services on the internet. It was founded by Jack Smith and Sabeer Bhatia and launched in 1996. It was sold to Microsoft in 1997 and became a part of MSN services. In 2011, Hotmail has been replaced by Outlook.com.

 

At the beginning of 2021, reports have said that more than 3 billion Hotmail and other email services and passwords were breached. These credentials were leaked in hackers’ forums. It was a mixed set of Netflix passwords, LinkedIn, and shopping platforms.

 

Security websites described the Hotmail password breach as “The mother of all breaches”. Some of your data is certainly caught up in this breach, sites reported. If someone gets his hands on your email’s password, then probably he will be able to access your other accounts.

 

The 2021 incident was not the first Hotmail password breach, in fact, Microsoft confirmed in 2019 Hotmail accounts were breached. According to Microsoft, hackers were able to access “a limited number” of Hotmail accounts and other services that the giant tech company provides.

Create a Strong Password to Prevent Another Hotmail Password Breach

 

First of all, you need to know the following signs. If your passcode is short, contains common words, like one of your family member’s names, and is easy to identify by someone who knows you well, then your passcode is weak, and you have to change it as soon as possible.

 

Here are the steps that security experts recommend for better online security:

 

  1. Make it long enough: There’s no standard length for security codes, but the 12 to 14 characters long are the most common recommendation.
  2. Include capital letters, lower case letters, special characters, and numbers: Use a mixed set of characters to make your security code hard to guess or crack.
  3. Don’t make it based on real words: Don’t use any natural language in your passcode. This type of security code is one of the easiest ones to crack by brute force software.
  4. Don’t make it based on your personal information: Using your dog’s name, your ex’s name, or any other type of information is a bad practice. It’s common among hackers to use pieces of software that contain lists with millions of words to guess the targeted passcode by trying every possible combination.

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How to Update Your Security Code in Your Passwarden Storage

 

To prevent Hotmail password breaches, and other types of breaches, please follow these steps:

 

1. Use your Master password to sign in to your Passwarden account

2. Choose the app, or the website, that you want to update.

 

3. Go to the bottom right corner, and click Edit.

 

4. Go to the Password field, and update your password.

5. After you finish, click Save.

Benefits of Using Passwarden

Passwarden is a password manager that employs many features that will protect you in case a Hotmail password breach would happen again. By using our app, you will get many benefits, including but not limited to:

 

One Master Password

Instead of memorizing all sorts of passcodes for your online accounts, with Passwarden, all you need is to remember one password. All your other security codes and credentials are locked behind this Master password.

Military-grade Encryption

Advanced Encryption Standard, aka 256-bit AES, is the most secure encryption in the security industry. It would take billions of years to break using modern computers. Passwarden implements this technology to ensure your credential's security.

Duress Mode for Travel

If you are a traveler, a journalist, or someone concerned about his confidential information, then Duress Mode is what you need. With mode on your Passwarden app, you will ensure that no one will be able to see more than you want. Create a Duress password and choose the vaults that you want to be seen during it. When someone forces you to open the Passwarden app, use the Duress Mode password instead of the Master password. And voilà! They will see only what you have selected before to be accessible.

Two-factor Authentication

Relying only on passwords is not enough these days. For this, Passwarden implemented the 2FA technology. By enabling this feature, you will get a passcode through email every time you enter your Master password.

Platforms Compatibility

Passwarden will work on any operating system device. Whether you have an Android device, an iOS, or a macOS, Passwarden will work smoothly and effortlessly.

Share with Total Security

Sharing passwords of streaming services, Wi-Fi networks, or any sort of password is not safe if you do it through messaging services or emails. That's why we provide you the secure sharing with Passwarden. It allows you to share passwords and any other type of data with total security.

If you like to know more information about our product, or you want to ask some questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected]. Our average response time is no more than one hour!

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