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Have I Been Pwned?

Monday, November 24th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites
 
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You hear about data breaches on the news, and I imagine if you’re like me, you wonder if your information has been compromised. Now you can find out!

One of my main worries was that the site would store my search, and then if it were breached be this awesome database for hackers. So I headed right over to the FAQ page before doing anything.  Thankfully, the site doesn’t log any of your personal information when you do a search, so you’re safe to check if your email address of  have been hit by a data breach.

So how does it work? Just type in your e-mail address or username into the search field and click the pwnd? button. I didn’t realize I was holding my breath until the results came up and declared the good news that my address wasn’t compromised. I let out a huge sigh of relief. 

You an even set it up so that it will notify you if your address or username comes up in a future breach. All you have to do is click Notify Me at the top of the page, enter your e-mail address or username, fill out the are you human puzzle, and click notify me of pwnage button. 

If you’d like to learn more about the idea behind the site  you can learn more here. If you’re interested in the technical information behind the site you can head over here to learn all about it. 

This is a great way to check out if you’ve been compromised in a data breach, so check it out today! 

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

~Amanda

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