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All your passwords are pretty much useless (The 3:59, Ep. 40)

A hacker gave away millions of account credentials just for a little praise, proving that passwords are too easy to steal.


Maybe it's time to change that "12345" password.


The latest bit of privacy news is a nice reminder that we all need to do a better job using two-step password protection. This time around, a hacker handed over 272 million account credentials in exchange for a simple pat on the back. That shows that passwords are so easy to steal that many hackers don't even value much of the information.

For today's podcast, we also touch on the latest twist in the Bitcoin founder saga and YouTube's reported plans to offer a paid TV service.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng (currently on parental leave), Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

All your passwords are pretty much useless (The 3:59, Ep. 40)


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