Check to see if your email address has been hacked or stolen
It’s a sad reality that’s been coming to a head for years now. Thousands of websites are hacked each and every day.
What does that mean for your data and personal information? Simply put, it’s not safe. Data breaches are constantly being reported, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon.
Now more than ever, you’re vulnerable to hackers’ tricks and schemes. One major problem is, most folks don’t know they’ve been hacked until it’s too late.
The chance that your email account has been compromised is greater than ever. That’s why you need to know about the helpful website Have I Been Pwned.
How to use the site
Data breaches expose an abundance of sensitive customer information. Hackers have snagged billions of usernames, email addresses, passwords and even credit card numbers this way. Your information could be right there in the hackers’ hands.
Have I Been Pwned is an easy-to-use site with a database of information that hackers and malicious programs have released publicly. It monitors hacker sites and collects new data every five to 10 minutes about the latest hacks and exposures.
Just enter a valid email address that you use on other sites and Have I Been Pwned will check to see if it’s been compromised in a data breach. You can also enter in domain names, like eBay, to be notified in case of a site-wide disaster.
After you sign up, Have I Been Pwned will alert you if your email address shows up in any list of hacked information. The site also displays the latest hack or account compromise on the front page, so you can take immediate action to protect your compromised accounts.
If your email address is out there, you can take steps to make your account passwords stronger. Of course, you should be making them strong anyway.
As I said earlier, the Have I Been Pwned site is easy to use and only takes a couple minutes of your time. It is probably the most important thing you’ll do today to keep your digital life secure.
To get started, click on the link we’ve provided below inside the blue box. Or, click here to visit the Have I Been Pwned home page.
Originally published at www.komando.com.