Everyone has so many accounts online these days. You pretty much need them from everything from email to downloading an ebook to buying products. What happens when that website gets breached by a hacker and gets your login details? Well alot of the time they keep it for themselves or sell off the email addressess to someone that does spam, the credit card information to the dark web and your personal info off the someone else. “Credit monitoring” also seems to be the in thing at the moment.
So your name, address, date of birth, email, phone number, password gets stolen and you get a free year of “credit monitoring”. Seems…… just? And that is if the company discloses they have been breached or the hacker discloses it for them.
The https://haveibeenpwned.com/ website takes public released info and puts it into a nice database so you can check for your email address again the database. Also you can get notified if you end up in this list.
Why? What kind of individual setup this type of thing and why?
Troy Hunt the owner of the website doesn’t do this for a profit he does it to help the community and to keep his skills relevant and up to date. Troy Hunt is author, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and international speaker.
Of course your welcome to donate towards his work.
How do I use this website?
Lets get into it!: Very simple on how to check.
1. Go to the website https://haveibeenpwned.com/ and type in your email address and bam. Instant answers to see if you have been pwned.
2. While your there why not Donate?
3. “Notify me when i get pwned” is not a bad option for future breaches and you will be emailed.
That’s it this time folks 😀