Every now and then, we receive email notifications warning us that our account might have been compromised in a data breach. In fact, if you have a Google account, you’ve probably seen a list of some non-Google accounts you own that have compromised passwords. If you haven’t been paying attention to these warnings, you really should. Here’s why.

Compromised accounts aren’t the only ones at risk

The obvious reason is, a compromised account can be taken over by threat actors. You might say, “Well, that’s alright. I’m no longer using the sites where those compromised passwords are found.” Good point.  Problem is, there’s another not-so-obvious reason to act on these compro