Yes you need to have a password management strategy, one that ensures you create safe and secure passwords.The number of leaked email addresses and passwords exploded in 2014. Lots of big companies lost hundreds of millions of userids and passwords. Every day there seemed to be a new news story about a business cyber breach. Here we explain how passwords get stolen, how passwords are stored, and provide some strategies for how to avoid becoming a victim. What happens with all these stolen passwords? Sometimes they’re simply put up for sale. There are websites selling user/password combinations for lots of popular businesses—Amazon, Walmart, Dell—for just $2 each.