5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked – Protect Yours

How safe is your password? That is the question on many people’s minds after nearly 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords were posted online last week. The list, which was posted on a Russian Bitcoin forum, is believed to consist of passwords acquired from phishing tactics or third-party websites. Many of the passwords were reportedly outdated or used for accounts on multiple websites. Google confirmed that their system was not breached.

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Introducing the New PeopleSmart

It’s finally here! We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of the completely redesigned PeopleSmart website. PeopleSmart is a search engine designed to help people find and connect with one another. Our company’s mission is to “build trusted connections” and we have incorporated that idea into every aspect of the new PeopleSmart website. PeopleSmart’s vision is to organize national directory information with a focus on data quality, trust, and privacy. Our team has been hard at work for over a year to bring you an amazing PeopleSmart experience. Check out some of our favorite new features and functionalities.

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Home Depot Data Breach Affects Millions

Over 2,000 Home Depot stores in the U.S. and Canada were hacked in the latest retail data breach. Malware was used to collect credit and debit card information from customers through Home Depot’s payment systems. The store announced on Monday that customers could have been affected as far back as April 2014.

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PeopleSmart Scholarship Contest: We Have a Winner!

Back in February, PeopleSmart announced an opportunity that caught the attention of high schoolers across the country. No, it had nothing to do with AP exams or prom venues. Instead, our exciting news pertained to something far more exciting: college. Earlier in 2014, PeopleSmart hosted its first ever scholarship contest that required the bright minds of our future to tackle one of three essay questions relating to social media, privacy, and identity. After careful deliberation, our judges have chosen a winner: Scott Ely.

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Did You Lose Your Phone? Here Are 5 Things You Can Do Right Now.

Back in the 90s, cellphones served one main purpose: to make calls. Today, however, we rely on our phones for everything from directions to impromptu Google searches. With emails, texts, banking information, and more all synced to a device, losing your phone can have widespread consequences. By following these precautionary steps, you'll make the aftermath of losing your phone a lot easier on yourself.

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