UPDATE: Gmail, Yahoo Mail and three other email services have been affected too, and the number of leaked accounts is closer to 30,000. Full report here.
If you have a Hotmail or Windows Live account, you had better go check it right away. Hackers have managed to get a hold of thousands of Hotmail passwords and posted it online, so we strongly suggest you first log in to your account and change the password before doing anything else right now.
- Renew their passwords for Windows Live IDs every 90 days
- For administrators, make sure you approve and authenticate only users that you know and can verify credentials
- As phishing sites can also pose additional threats, please install and keep anti-virus software up to date