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  • Location: Manchester City center/ Leeds Bradfor Airport 200m
  • Location: Manchester City center/ Leeds Bradfor Airport 200m

Hello, has there been a data system breach on NW?

I received this just now when logging in from Google. 

 

 

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  • Location: Aviemore
  • Location: Aviemore

It's not that there's been a breach to your password on netweather, it's that chrome has spotted your password is the same as one which may have been breached elsewhere - as in you're probably using a common / non-random word as your password. So, update it to something more random and that'll stop it flagging - chrome has a built in function now which'll create a password for you. 

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  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...
  • Weather Preferences: extremes n snow
  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...

It's something to do with a data breach on a Yahoo based site, possibly photobucket. 

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  • Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire +19M
  • Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire +19M

As explained, Chrome has detected that you use the same password on NW as you do on another website which has been associated with a potential data breach.

It's always good practice to use unique passwords on your accounts anyway; you can use something like LastPass to store them all to make your life easy!

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