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Hackers in the outfield: Cardinals probed for allegedly hacking Astros

The St. Louis Cardinals are under scrutiny by the FBI to determine if members of the organization hacked into the internal databases of the Houston Astros. Meanwhile, the hack of password storage site LastPass offers a lesson in two-factor authentication.

CNET Update presents important lessons in password protection:

1) Use two-factor authentication, and 2) Don't use the same passwords from your old job.

The FBI is investigating employees of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team for allegedly hacking into the databases of rival team Houston Astros. The current general manager of the Astros used to work for the Cardinals -- and a report from the New York Times suggests he should have been more careful with his passwords.

Hackers also are causing headaches at LastPass. Anyone that used the password management system should reset their master passwords. But those that use two-factor authentication are better protected:

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