Free Online Check For Account Compromises
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Free Online Check For Account Compromises

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Found 4th MarEdited by:"sug7"
Free tool to check if any of your online accounts have been compromised.

What should I do if I’ve have been comprised?

  • Change your password, for both the comprised site and any other sites which use the same or similar passwords.
  • Take time to consider your password strength, ensure different sites use different passwords, at a minimum any sites containing sensitive information should have different passwords.
  • Check your email for any suspicious activity or spam, be sure to report anything you find.
  • If financial data has been leaked, check for fraud on bank/credit card statements.
  • Be wary of any scams as a result of your information being leaked, for example suspicious phone calls, texts or emails.
  • Ensure your antivirus/internet security is up to date and working.
  • If the website in question has the ability to send messages to others, notify people you know so they’re aware of what has happened.
  • Change your security questions.
  • If you have been subject to many breaches you may wish to consider changing your email address.

Hope this helps!
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A good reminder for those unaware of this.
samirahman32 m ago

A good reminder for those unaware of this.


Definitely, I’ve been using it for years but figured it would be a good reminder plus added some advise for anyone unsure of what to do.
Thank you op....
No idea why this is voted cold.. for people who aren't aware of it, then this is very useful. It is a 100% legit site, Google Troy Hunt.

It's told me of some of my accounts that have been compromised and how safe my password is. Recommend giving it a go.
How exactly does this work? Do you log in? Or punch in ur name
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deleted1351975
Now all you have to do is hope Troy Hunt does not forward your details,or is hacked himself,because you have concerns, if you think you have been hacked change your password, instance success.
MazingerZ46 m ago

How exactly does this work? Do you log in? Or punch in ur name


All you need to do is punch in your email.
deleted13519754th Mar

Now all you have to do is hope Troy Hunt does not forward your details,or …Now all you have to do is hope Troy Hunt does not forward your details,or is hacked himself,because you have concerns, if you think you have been hacked change your password, instance success.




It’s less about if *you’ve* been hacked, and more about if any of the sites you use have been hacked.

HIBP tells me that my gmail address appeared in 4 different breaches - in my case, none of those sites are really important to me and I don’t recycle passwords. But as lots of people use the same email address and password across various sites, this is a great (and 100% legitimate) tool to check how badly compromised you are.

He also has a tool to check whether your actual passwords (regardless of the email accounts they match up to, or sites they were used on) have been picked up in previous breaches.
deleted13519754th Mar

Now all you have to do is hope Troy Hunt does not forward your details,or …Now all you have to do is hope Troy Hunt does not forward your details,or is hacked himself,because you have concerns, if you think you have been hacked change your password, instance success.



Tony Hunt doesn’t obtain any details, other than a list of websites that have been hacked and the email addresses which have been comprised.
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jansenspencer3 m ago

It’s less about if *you’ve* been hacked, and more about if any … It’s less about if *you’ve* been hacked, and more about if any of the sites you use have been hacked. HIBP tells me that my gmail address appeared in 4 different breaches - in my case, none of those sites are really important to me and I don’t recycle passwords. But as lots of people use the same email address and password across various sites, this is a great (and 100% legitimate) tool to check how badly compromised you are.He also has a tool to check whether your actual passwords (regardless of the email accounts they match up to, or sites they were used on) have been picked up in previous breaches.


not the point I was making but lets hope Troy Hunt is not compromised because it seems like the kind of DB a hacker would love.
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sug74 m ago

Tony Hunt doesn’t obtain any details, other than a list of websites that h …Tony Hunt doesn’t obtain any details, other than a list of websites that have been hacked and the email addresses which have been comprised.


You are giving him your details and verifying that this one of your main addresses which you use, tell me you knew this right?

Only one rule - if concerned change your password.
Edited by: "deleted1351975" 4th Mar
deleted13519754th Mar

You are giving him your details and verifying that this one of your main …You are giving him your details and verifying that this one of your main addresses which you use, tell me you knew this right?Only one rule - if concerned change your password.


Your not giving him any details other than your primary email address which can be obtained easily through a number of other methods.
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sug72 m ago

Your not giving him any details other than your primary email address …Your not giving him any details other than your primary email address which can be obtained easily through a number of other methods.


Read what you you just said - primary email. You got it, you have confirmed the account to use.
deleted13519754th Mar

Read what you you just said - primary email. You got it, you have …Read what you you just said - primary email. You got it, you have confirmed the account to use.



No doubt the same email address everyone uses for everything else, so no much a secret?
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deleted1351975
Dude it seems you only use one email - security 101 leave them guessing use many emails. Look on the bright side you have told them your account and if it says you have been compromised guess what they have your password - so what do you need to do?

Change your password because that will be the first thing they will try..
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deleted1351975
As already said if concerned change your password do not start forwarding your main email to free sites claiming to be the good guys. In fact tell nobody the accounts you use for payments and always use more than one account that's a no brainer.
deleted13519754th Mar

Dude it seems you only use one email - security 101 leave them guessing …Dude it seems you only use one email - security 101 leave them guessing use many emails. Look on the bright side you have told them your account and if it says you have been compromised guess what they have your password - so what do you need to do?Change your password because that will be the first thing they will try..



Now you’re making assumptions my friend, not once did I say I don’t use alt emails. Despite being the recommendation, most people typically don’t do this.

You seem to be just reiterating my first bullet point, which is to change your password.

This website provides a free tool that is useful to people, if you choose not to use it, that’s your personal choice, but it will be useful to people no doubt.
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deleted1351975
have fun I have had my pennies worth - let those who get hacked in 18 months wonder why. Let them recall using this site now. Over and out.
samirahman37 h, 39 m ago

A good reminder for those unaware of this.


Not really a reminder if you were unaware
I also like keeping up to date with Troy Hunt's blog: troyhunt.com/
Very informative.
deleted13519754th Mar

have fun I have had my pennies worth - let those who get hacked in 18 …have fun I have had my pennies worth - let those who get hacked in 18 months wonder why. Let them recall using this site now. Over and out.


deleted13519754th Mar

Dude it seems you only use one email - security 101 leave them guessing …Dude it seems you only use one email - security 101 leave them guessing use many emails. Look on the bright side you have told them your account and if it says you have been compromised guess what they have your password - so what do you need to do?Change your password because that will be the first thing they will try..


Salty pal, guessing you don’t have any kind of infosec background.

“Use more than one email, keep them guessing” etc is security by obscurity - doesn’t work.

If your details appear on HIBP then they’re already out there in the big, bad world (and in HIBP’s database.) But, it’s your choice. Good luck!
If you are feeling paranoid you don't actually have to enter your email address - just the provider to see if they have been compromised.
Try using x@gmail.com, x@hotmail.com, etc...
aLV42647 m ago

If you are feeling paranoid you don't actually have to enter your email …If you are feeling paranoid you don't actually have to enter your email address - just the provider to see if they have been compromised. Try using x@gmail.com, x@hotmail.com, etc...


That's not how it works lol. I guarantee that there will be a gmail email address on every compromised login database that you can search on there.
This is actually quite a good tool. Some of these leaked databases are very easily accessible. I had a copy of the snapchat leak, tumblr and 000webhost. 000webhost had all of their email addresses and passwords stored on a notepad file in plain text. Most have the password encrypted.
MazingerZ13 h, 12 m ago

How exactly does this work? Do you log in? Or punch in ur name


All you need to do is punch the "Get deal" button and look for yourself. It would've been quicker than asking... and waiting for a reply.
Edited by: "Turret" 5th Mar
deleted13519754th Mar

not the point I was making but lets hope Troy Hunt is not compromised …not the point I was making but lets hope Troy Hunt is not compromised because it seems like the kind of DB a hacker would love.


I'm pretty certain its exactly the point you were making.

Please reiterate how by imputing your email into this website you're more than likely going toget your account 'hacked'?
Edited by: "Turret" 5th Mar
Also don't forget you can get notified when future pwnage occurs and your account is compromised by adding tge email address you wish to monitor.
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deleted1351975
give it 18 months children - blind leading the blind.
Voted cold by accident
deleted13519755th Mar

give it 18 months children - blind leading the blind.


The service has been around for well over 18 months already. I think you're pretty confused. Popping your email into this website isn't going to cause any harm..
Luke4efc4th Mar

That's not how it works lol. I guarantee that there will be a gmail email …That's not how it works lol. I guarantee that there will be a gmail email address on every compromised login database that you can search on there.


Fair point - however if you are feeling that paranoid...
deleted13519755th Mar

give it 18 months children - blind leading the blind.


Mate, stop
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jansenspencer36 m ago

Mate, stop


Jez that is slow you been hibernatig or something
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