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1 million usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords compromised

The hackers threatened to sell the database online to the highest bidder. CNET says that the situation has been resolved, but it doesn't change the fact that your information is still at risk.

If you're a subscriber of CNET or have created an account with them, you need to change your password and information immediately. The longer you wait to update your information, the more you leave a window open for criminals to steal your personal information and use it against you.

This is especially dangerous if you use the same username or email address along with the same password at sites other than CNET. Below is a list of CNET's sister sites where you should also change your passwords.

  • bnet.com
  • CBS.com
  • chat.com
  • computers.com
  • download.com
  • help.com
  • mp3.com
  • news.com
  • radio.com
  • search.com
  • shopper.com
  • techrepublic.com
  • TV.com
  • upload.com
  • zdnet.com

I have all the information you need about how to update all of your online accounts. Follow the steps below and you'll be able to salvage your security.

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