Lovers have always used matchmakers and market-places.Pandarus, a Trojan with a knack for pairing off warriors and damsels, turns up in Chaucer and Shakespeare.It’s fun to see how many people like your profile picture and to flirt with abandon.
Many of the accounts were repeated several times in the database, with Holden admitting that, after de-duplication, only 57,000,000 accounts remained, plus “tens of millions of credentials” for Google, Yahoo and Microsoft accounts.
From personal experience, I know texts can be misleading.
Chemistry and banter while texting is calculated, and the person might not be nearly as amiable in person.
Worst of all, they may be able to trigger password resets on your other online accounts, intercept the emails that come back, and take over those accounts as well.
Unfortunately, we can’t yet tell you how serious this alleged breach really is.