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You better change your Livestream password right now

You better change your Livestream password right now
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You don't want Christmas to be a time to think about your online security, and changing passwords, but hackers don't really care about your plans. There's a massive data breach we need to alert you to.

If you're one of the 40-plus million people who watches live events on Livestream each month, you may be at risk. It's issued an alert, saying that an unauthorized user may have accessed your account. (See email next page.)

It's likely the hacker accessed your name, email address and your encrypted password. If you gave Livestream your birthday and phone number, the hackers may have also accessed that information.

Livestream says it doesn't store your credit card information, so that does not seem to be at risk. Livestream also says there's no indication hackers decoded any encrypted passwords.

Next page: Secure passwords; Livestream's email alert
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