By now you may be aware that hackers have obtained data from companies like LinkedIn, Tumblr, and MySpace over the last few years. While it’s true that your other social media, email, and shopping accounts might not have experienced a breach, chances are you are like most users and reuse the same password for different sites.

Take a moment to think about how many of your accounts share the same password. Hackers today are smarter and more creative than ever before, so don’t be surprised if they try to log in to other main accounts with the stolen information. Netflix has recognized the importance of updating passwords and has informed users it’s time to change their password.

“We believe that your Netflix account credentials may have been included in a recent release of email addresses and passwords from an older breach at another company,” said Netflix via email to their customers. “Just to be safe, we’ve reset your password as a precautionary measure.”

The best recommendation by experts is to use different complex passwords for each account you have, but that can be hard to manage. Try changing your password every three months to increase your security. If your account allows it, it might be a good idea to set up multi-step authentication to prevent unauthorized access to your account.

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