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Russian Password Hacking: What You Should Know

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Hands on a keyboard on Feb. 27, 2014

Are your passwords safe? (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

1.2 Billion Internet passwords have reportedly been stolen from over 400,000 websites by a Russian cyber gang dubbed CyberVor.  An IT expert has some tips to help the public avoid getting hacked.

Jim Meadows asked Illinois Public Media’s New Media and I-T Infrastructure Manager about this latest case of big-time identity theft.

Taylor Judd says the CyberVor case is big, but it’s not unique.

Categories: Law, Technology