How many accounts do you have across all of the websites on the internet? I’m talking over the course of all the years since you first discovered the internet. Forums, social networks, services, etc.
For me, hundreds would be an underestimate. I can think of dozens of accounts that I’m actively using right now. It scares me to think of how many inactive accounts I have out there that are viewable to the public eye and can be used against me.
Indeed, someone can pull information from one of your public accounts in order to dox you and figure out who you are in real life. And even if your accounts are private, they can still be hacked and mined for data.
I bet you can’t even remember half of all the accounts you’ve ever created, right? I know I can’t. Which is why it’s so nifty that deseat.me now exists.
To use deseat.me, all you need to do is sign in using your Google account and it will scan through thousands of sites and apps to match your account, then allow you to either keep them or delete them on a per-account basis based on what it finds.
And don’t worry, deseat.me uses Google OAuth so you aren’t giving away your login credentials.
Try to close as many of them as you can. You never know when you’ve shared too much information online and how it could be used against you in years to come.
Website — deseat.me
Do you regularly close your inactive web accounts? Or do you just let them sit and collect dust? Know of any other account-closer services like this? Let us know below!
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