Have Your Accounts Been Hacked?
Easily check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach
There have been so many breaches in the past couple of years, it’s highly likely that some of your accounts have been hacked. So any of your email addresses or passwords associated with a breach are out there on the black market up for grabs.
A “breach” is an incident where data has been unintentionally exposed to the public. Using a password manager helps you ensure all of your passwords are strong and unique such that a breach of one account or service doesn’t put your other accounts at risk.
Some common and wide spread breaches in the last couple of years include:
Of course these are just a few of the widely known breaches. Companies of all sizes are getting hacked every day, it’s become an epidemic. So what should you do?
Go to https://haveibeenpwned.com/ and enter all of your emails and see if they have been associated with any breaches.
If any of your emails have been associated with a breach, change the email address associated with any of your accounts that have personal, sensitive or financial information.
Use a password manage like 1Password to generate secure unique passwords for every account.
Use separate emails for certain accounts. Your email and password for your shopping sites should not be the same as your banking email and password.
Change your passwords frequently, especially if you’ve used that password for multiple accounts.
Use Two-Factor Authentication for any websites that support it.
In this day and age, there are just too many risks involved with your personal information to take any chances. Don’t become a victim, take these simple steps and protect yourself.