WikiLeaks published a password database that details a vast trove of personal information on a massive scale.
The documents were leaked from a Dutch-based online data company, which makes the database available for free on its website.
Here’s how to protect your password database.
Set up your password reset system If you have a Google Account, log in to it with your password.
You can also sign up for Google Accounts and password reset via the Google app.
For those without an account, Google offers a free option that you can choose to use for free.
Set your Google Account password to 8 characters, including a space, the letters “h”, “s”, “i” and “u”.
Change your password After logging in, click the “Settings” button and click “Reset your Google Password” under the “Account” section.
Choose a password that you like and confirm that you want to set a new one.
Change the “Security” setting to “Off” to protect against phishing and online scams If you’re concerned about your passwords, you can set a password for each service you use.
For example, Google gives you a 30-day grace period to change your password, but you can also change it to any of your password settings from within the Google account.
You’ll need to enter a different password for all of your accounts.
If you change your passwords every 30 days, you’ll be able to change them easily, but not easily enough to keep your passwords from being compromised.
Change passwords for accounts in multiple countries You can change your Google password for accounts from your home country to any other country.
You won’t be able change your credentials from one country to another, however.
If your password is already changed, you should not have any trouble changing it to another.
Use a different Google account password if you use more than one account The same account can be used to access other services and the database.
However, you won’t need to change the password for the account used for all services.
Make sure your email address is public If you want your email to be public, change your email settings to use a password you don’t use.
If the account has a public email address, change it.
If it doesn’t, change the email address you use for all other email services.
Use an account that’s not tied to your Google account You can use an email address that’s connected to your other Google accounts or a password reset from another Google account to access your Google accounts.
Use different passwords for different services You can’t change your settings for Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Reader, Google Apps, Google Search, or Google Play Music from the same Google account you use to access all services and their databases.
Set a strong password If you need to protect a sensitive account from someone else, you may want to change one of your passwords.
For instance, if someone has access to your account, you could change your username and password to make it harder to gain access.
However it’s still possible for someone to find your account and gain access to other personal information.
You could use a strong passphrase that’s hard to guess or you could choose a password with a unique code that you know will never be guessed.
Use secure software You should always have a password protection software that’s designed to protect passwords, not just the information they hold.
For online banking, the best option is Google Authenticator, which is available for Windows and Mac.
If not, you might want to consider using a free service like Rapid7 or Avast.
To get more information about protecting your online banking account, visit the Bank of America website. 1 of 12