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What are the Collections Breaches?

In January, security researcher Troy Hunt announced the addition of the ‘Collection #1’ set of compromised login credentials to his Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) service. HIBP allows users to search for their own email addresses and passwords in order to identify whether they have appeared in any major data breaches. This was followed shortly afterwards by coverage of ‘Collections #2–5’. Here we’ll explain why these collections are a big deal, and the steps you can take to protect yourself.

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