Online security crimes have never been more concerning. Every few weeks, we’re faced with breaches that compromise details from millions of accounts. However, in between all of this, you’re stuck wondering whether you are safe or not. Fortunately, there is a website now that can tell you if your account was leaked in a particular hack.
The website is called “haveibeenpwned” and it essentially creates a database of all the accounts which were compromised in a release and lets you find out if yours was one of them or not. To do so, you merely need to provide your email address on the landing page and click the big “pwned?” button. The app will then display a comprehensive list of all the hacks you were a part of. In case you have never been involved, it will just say ‘good news’.
Moreover, the website also shows which data was leaked precisely such as passwords, personal details and additionally, tell you what you need to know about the hack itself. You can even click the “notify me when I get pawned” link and the app will simply send you an alert whenever it recognizes your email in any future breaches. This entire process is entirely free of cost, although you can donate if you wish.
Furthermore, you can also browse the data based on domains, the information released and statistics like how many accounts were involved. Although it’s not perfect, the app isn’t run by a large organization and hence, doesn’t hold information about every hack there is. I am sure, though, in future, they will extend these services and partner with other security companies to add more domains. Nevertheless, it’s still worth checking out because it does cover all the important recent hacks like the Gmail dump and more.