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Companies, governments, and individuals are waking up every day to discover their systems have been breached. Hackers are getting better and better at doing what they do, thanks in part to our own laziness and stupidity.
There is enough information already available as to how to make better passwords, not fall for phishing attempts, and not connect to public wi-fi. Yet even though we know all of those techniques, people still tend to ignore the basic ways to protect themselves and their computers.
Hackers have exposed tons of sensitive customer information and snagged millions of usernames, email addresses, passwords and even credit card numbers.
That means that your information could be floating around in hackers’ hands somewhere. Don’t panic! (at least not yet). This site can tell you if you’re in trouble.
HaveIBeenPwned ( https://haveibeenpwned.com/ ) is an easy-to-use service with a robust database of information that has been publicly released by those dastardly hackers. It monitors hacker sites and collects new data every 10 minutes about the latest hacks and exposures.
Put in a valid email address that you use on other sites and HaveIBeenPwned will take care of the rest. You can also enter in domain names, like eBay, to be notified in case of a sitewide disaster.
After you sign up, HaveIBeenPwned will alert you if your email address shows up in any list of hacked information. It also displays the latest hack or account compromise on the front page, so you can take immediate action to protect your compromised accounts.
Now realize that this website cannot list absolutely every breach that has ever occurred. Nor is it a comprehensive listing that affects absolutely everybody. But it does give useful information to cover the basics for many people.
Be Safe – Backup Your Data Regularly!
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