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Unfortunately, data breaches are increasingly common these days, and even huge websites like LinkedIn are falling to hackers What You Need To Know About the Massive LinkedIn Accounts Leak What You Need To Know About the Massive LinkedIn Accounts Leak A hacker is selling 117 million hacked LinkedIn credentials on the Dark web for around $2,200 in Bitcoin. Kevin Shabazi, CEO and founder of LogMeOnce, helps us to understand just what is at risk. Read More .

It’s important to know if you’ve had any of your accounts compromised, and we can attest that some websites that check your email address against known breaches are great tools Are Hacked Email Account Checking Tools Genuine Or A Scam? Are Hacked Email Account Checking Tools Genuine Or A Scam? Some of the email checking tools following the alleged breach of Google servers weren't as legitimate as the websites linking to them might have hoped. Read More to stay informed.

Sites like Have I Been Pwned? are great, but if you have to manually check it from time to time to know if you’ve been attacked, you might miss a critical notification. The Windows 10 app Hacked?, powered by Have I Been Pwned? (HIBP?), will check your email address twice a day for breaches.

This ensures that any time a major breach happens, you can change your password and follow other important steps early to avoid being locked out of your accounts or impersonated. Early detection is important with these breaches, and any tool you can use to assist is important.

If you’re not on Windows 10 yet, you can also use the main page of HIBP to regularly check for new breaches. Just click the Notify me button at the top to get alerts, similar to the Modern app.

Make checking for breaches part of a regular, complete security checkup Protect Yourself With An Annual Security and Privacy Checkup Protect Yourself With An Annual Security and Privacy Checkup We're almost two months into the new year, but there's still time to make a positive resolution. Forget drinking less caffeine - we're talking about taking steps to safeguard online security and privacy. Read More and you’ll be much safer than your peers who neglect these important steps!

Were any of your accounts compromised in breaches? Let us know if you’ve set up regular monitoring down in the comments!

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  1. Nasir Arthur
    September 10, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Very educative article for we, newbies. Please I'm having problems booting my laptop..it shows preparing automatic repair followed by diagnosing your PC and sometimes recovery failed. I followed tutorials to fix it but to no avail, so a friend recommended me to get a new hard drive; but the problem still appeared after installing the windows with the new drive. Please could it be the RAM?

  2. Anonymous
    June 23, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    That is a great app but I think it is too late if my PC already are hacked.