Unfortunately, data breaches are increasingly common these days, and even huge websites like LinkedIn are falling to hackers.
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 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.
— Have I been pwned? (@haveibeenpwned) May 24, 2016
Make checking for breaches part of a regular, complete security checkup 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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