September 10, 2014
A file with more than five million Gmail accounts with their respective passwords has been published this week through a Russian forum.
A user with the alias “tvskit” posted the file on a Bitcoin security forum in Russia, noting that 60% of the credentials displayed were valid.
According to PCWorld and Mashable, much of the information is legitimate but old.
In other words, many of the passwords shown do not actually correspond to the Gmail email access codes, but rather to pages in which the email address is used as the username but which is entered with a different password. These researchers point out that some of the leaked passwords have never been used to access Gmail accounts, further ruling out the Google breach thesis.
In the same way, it is recommended to change the passwords to the Gmail accounts. https://isleaked.com/en.php allows the user to check if their account is on the list. The page is crashing due to traffic.
via They filter more than five million passwords for Gmail accounts – ABC.es.
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