Here’s How You Can See If Hackers Already Have Your Passwords
(ANTIMEDIA) — If you’ve ever wondered if your passwords have been involved in a data breach, there’s now an easy way to find out. A digital security expert in Australia just created a tool in the form of a quick online search that allows people to check whether any of their passwords have been some of the roughly 320 million already compromised thus far.
Troy Hunt, founder of Have I Been Pwned — the website through which the Pwned Passwords service is freely offered — said in a blog post introducing the new tool that the idea is about giving people the means to verify suspicions:
“The point of the web-based service is so that people who have been guilty of using sloppy passwords have a means of independent verification that it’s not one they should be using any more. Mind you, someone could actually have an exceptionally good password but if the website stored it in plain