Email Address – Passwords – Have They Been Pwned ?

With all the email addresses and passwords that have been leaked on the internet how do you know if one that you used is vulnerable.

Well renowned security researcher and blogger Troy Hunt has a site that is a free resource for anyone to quickly assess if they may have been put at risk due to an online account of theirs having been compromised or “pwned” in a data breach.

It is very easy to use and very secure.

Email addresses


Simply go to the links enter in your email address and see whether it has been subject to a breach – so many have

Or go to Passwords , enter in your password that you se and see whether it is part of the collection of 551,509,767 passwords that are now freely available on the internet.

If it has been – you need to change that password wherever you are using it or consider using a password manager that will generate a unique password

Author: Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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