Every week, there have been plenty of data breach cases in which a large amount of personal data leaked. It includes your Email address, passwords, usernames etc This often done online, resulting in high compromise of your credentials.
But, a website that goes by Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) is there to the help you by making that stolen data available for public, so that we can check whether our passwords, usernames, email are compromised or not.
Behind Have I Been Pwned!!!
The mastermind behind this is Troy Hunt. He is a Microsoft Regional Director and Most Valuable Professional awardee for Developer Security, the blogger at troyhunt.com. He has revealed more than 320 million passwords in his blog to help the companies secure their online network.
Reasons of HIBP created!!!
Reasons of why we should use HIBP are so simple as to help data breach victims to avoid being part of data breaches in future.
Data breaches are rampant and many people don’t appreciate the scale or frequency with which they occur. It not only helps victims learn of compromises of their accounts but also highlights the severity of the risks of online attacks today.
How can you check whether you are safe or not?
- To check whether your password is secure or you need to change it. Check it here: https://haveibeenpwned.com/Passwords
- To check whether your email or username is compromised. Click on this link to check: https://haveibeenpwned.com/
- Here is the full list of compromised websites. Check the list out here: https://haveibeenpwned.com/PwnedWebsites