New Site Can Tell You if Your Data Has Been Hacked

by Karl Utermohlen | December 6, 2013 5:34 pm

New Site Can Tell You if Your Data Has Been Hacked

If you’re wondering whether or not your data has been hacked, there is a free and easy way to do that now.

Data New Site Can Tell You if Your Data Has Been Hacked[1]
Source: Flickr[2]

PCWorld reports that Australian software architect Troy Hunt created haveibeenpwned.com[3], a website that allows internet users to check if their usernames and passwords were hacked. The site lets users check if their email addresses were exposed in the Adobe Systems 2013 leak. Additionally, they can check if they were victims of the Yahoo leak in 2012, Sony and Stratfor in 2011 or Gawker in 2010.

The October Adobe data breach is considered to be the largest ever with 153 million passwords from email addresses and other usernames exposed. ”I just don’t need them [the passwords] and frankly, I don’t want the responsibility either,” Hunt said. “This is all about raising awareness of the breadth of breaches.”

The Australian plans on expanding his website by adding username and password information from more databases.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Data.jpg
  2. Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9431737@N08/5119009214/
  3. Troy Hunt created haveibeenpwned.com: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2070080/new-website-lets-users-check-if-their-online-credentials-were-exposed-in-large-data-leaks.html

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