Check out your email addresses to see if they've been hacked and compromised
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Check out your email addresses to see if they've been hacked and compromised

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Found 5th Nov
Go to HaveIBeenPwned? and enter any of your email addresses


You'll be told if your account's been compromised, and you'll get a list of breaches you were caught be, with information on the hack and what data was compromised.

Checked out as OK and safe by moneysavingexpert and many others.

From MSE:

We've checked the site out and it's well-known by industry experts – the head of Government-backed online safety resource Get Safe Online says it's a "stark reminder to many" of the need to protect yourself online, while it's been featured by the BBC and praised by leading tech sites such as Wired and Vice magazine's Motherboard.

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How do you know HaveIBeenPwned is safe

MissGoldie1 h, 2 m ago

I don't trust it. What is stopping them abusing your email address once …I don't trust it. What is stopping them abusing your email address once they've got it???


It was created and is ran by a very well known expert in IT Security Troy Hunt. He has wrote many books, articles and is often on news channels / websites after major security breaches. I'm sure if anyone can be trusted, it's him!

Exactly yet another waste of time no real purpose posting - incidentally this was always FREE...

I've just setup a new site to check if you've been paid.

All you have to do is give me your bank account log on details and i'll check for you
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How do you know HaveIBeenPwned is safe

Exactly yet another waste of time no real purpose posting - incidentally this was always FREE...

Very useful. Thanks for posting!

Original Poster

19DembaBa196 m ago

How do you know HaveIBeenPwned is safe


Fair point:

Quick questions:
Is it legit?

We've checked the site out and it's well-known by industry experts – the head of Government-backed online safety resource Get Safe Online says it's a "stark reminder to many" of the need to protect yourself online, while it's been featured by the BBC and praised by leading tech sites such as Wired and Vice magazine's Motherboard.

ITMA2 m ago

Can you imagine the deal-temperature if somebody revealed that Facebook …Can you imagine the deal-temperature if somebody revealed that Facebook exists?


Right up there with This One Weird Trick.

So what are you supposed to do if you email has been pwned, besides changing your password?

Thank you will do

Sambat4 m ago

So what are you supposed to do if you email has been pwned, besides …So what are you supposed to do if you email has been pwned, besides changing your password?


Delete old / unused accounts. Change duplicate passwords on other sites. Check transaction history or login attempts where applicable.

I don't trust it. What is stopping them abusing your email address once they've got it???

Found out that Onliner Spambot hit one of my email accounts. Not happy about it but don't think I can do much to get rid of it

So all 5 acconts affected ...now what

Banned

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7day20 m ago

So all 5 acconts affected ...now what


Read the guidance provided on the site for that particular compromise (changing password if the info stolen included that).

At the least you will receive spam, at the most someone could have control of your account. You can't do much about spam (except education and awareness ie be aware not to open any attachments if you start receiving "you've bought a item from amazon eBay etc that requires immediate payment, click here to pay" but securing your account with a password change is always wise (and any other accounts that share that password).
Edited by: "Maevoric" 5th Nov

MissGoldie1 h, 2 m ago

I don't trust it. What is stopping them abusing your email address once …I don't trust it. What is stopping them abusing your email address once they've got it???


It was created and is ran by a very well known expert in IT Security Troy Hunt. He has wrote many books, articles and is often on news channels / websites after major security breaches. I'm sure if anyone can be trusted, it's him!

i_have_crabs1 h, 27 m ago

This site was a great way to check if your partner had an Ashley Madison …This site was a great way to check if your partner had an Ashley Madison account .. or pornhub Luckily they have now added a 'remove my details' option for all you cheaters out there



Not quite.... troyhunt.com/her…ey/

The site owner is Troy Hunt, worth following on Twitter if you've an interest in this area. Online security I mean not cheating on your partner aspect

MissGoldie1 h, 31 m ago

I don't trust it. What is stopping them abusing your email address once …I don't trust it. What is stopping them abusing your email address once they've got it???



Despite it being highly trusted if you're really that paranoid don't use it. I bet you've typed your email address elsewhere already at least 100 times.

Personally I value security more than the little chance of a little spam.
Edited by: "Turret" 5th Nov

Facewhat?

I just made a random email up at a random IP provider & it states breached 13 times.

Odd, I have 4 breaches.

Linked In, Paddypower, Moneybookers and Spam bot.

I've not ever used or registered at the first three - tried to ask for a password reminder for them and was told no account in that email name.

Not sure how to check the spam bot thing.

What does "no pastes" mean in the search results?

The site's got an improved search facilitycompared to the last time I checked it. Heat for the reminder.

Checked two email addresses and no breaches on the one, but 5 breaches on the other.

ISP is not on the list of breaches so can only assume they have email address and password that I have given to a company, but impossible to know which one.

Tried 2 phony or fake email address's =NO RESULTS
Tried my own = Been Pwaned 4 times.

Will curl up in a fetal position and scream !!!

I've just setup a new site to check if you've been paid.

All you have to do is give me your bank account log on details and i'll check for you

all my regular everyday emails are *ucked.

My banking/Google/top priority only email is safe.

blackster34 m ago

I've just setup a new site to check if you've been paid.All you have to do …I've just setup a new site to check if you've been paid.All you have to do is give me your bank account log on details and i'll check for you


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I been pwned big time

What do you do about the onliner spambot thing,anything,or is it just a case of changing passwords ?

Downloaded a while ago , showed one of mine had been Pawnd but wasnt any good at telling me any more details , kinda leaves you to figure the rest out

blackster2 h, 1 m ago

I've just setup a new site to check if you've been paid.All you have to do …I've just setup a new site to check if you've been paid.All you have to do is give me your bank account log on details and i'll check for you


Nothing alike seeing all that's needed is your email address.

Oh no. .. thanks

How is this even a deal?

So it’s free now, what’s usually the price?

SilentRoss7 h, 47 m ago

It was created and is ran by a very well known expert in IT Security Troy …It was created and is ran by a very well known expert in IT Security Troy Hunt. He has wrote many books, articles and is often on news channels / websites after major security breaches. I'm sure if anyone can be trusted, it's him!



But how do you know this is the real Troy Hunt??? It could be an imposter

Thanks I am getting a lot of spam into my email
Then I have stopped receiving emails when I was expecting them
Then I was finding my genuine emails in my junk

Original Poster

sailo2 h, 50 m ago

How is this even a deal?


An excellent question, and one that I've pondered long and hard over. But I am just a novice - I have to leave life-critical questions like that to experts such as yourself, with 25 deals posted over 7 years' membership of HUKD.
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