How your passwords can end up for sale on the dark web
May 6, 2020
Last month, Zoom joined a long list of companies whose user data has fallen prey to hackers. More than half a million account logins for the hugely popular video conferencing platform were discovered on the dark web, either offered for free or for next to nothing.
While some users may be tempted to blame the company for this, it’s actually part of a much bigger problem that involves hackers, a lawless corner of the internet and our own failure to choose better passwords.
Here’s how your personal info ends up on the dark web — and what you can do to protect yourself.
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