Five ways to know if your data has already leaked on the Internet

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Since the giant leak of 1 billion passwords from Netflix and LinkedIn, chances are high that your data has already been exposed somewhere. Therefore, some services propose to search for leaked information, with Have I Been Pwned, Firefox Monitor and PassProtect. They start with email and checking correspondence for logins on a database on the Internet to identify targets of hacker attacks, rather than proposing packages from Pastebin and other deep web repositories.

The tools for verification of codes on the Internet are important, because through them, the user can know the degree of risk of his personal information. Other famous online platforms have also been targeted, such as Twitter, Yahoo, Sony (PSN), Spotify and Dropbox. See, in the list below, five ways to find out if your information has been breached and is exposed on the web.

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1 of 6 criminal invasions endanger users on the Internet – Photo: Disclosure / Creative Commons

criminal invasions endanger users on the Internet – Photo: Disclosure / Creative Commons

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Have I Been Pwned (haveibeenpwned.com) is one of the oldest platforms for verifying leaked passwords. The service uses e-mail to search databases exposed by more than 300 sites and report whether your password was stolen in any known hacker attack. So far, the page claims to have identified at least 5.4 million users with leaked data. To use, just enter the email in the main field.

2 of 6 Have I Been Pwned notifies you if your login was leaked on the web quickly – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Have I Been Pwned notifies you if your login was leaked on the web quickly – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Created in partnership with Have I Been Pwned, PassProtect uses the same leak check for the browser. Through an extension, the feature compares email with data available in public repositories to find out if your information has already been stolen by hackers on various online services. The results are the same as for HIBP, the difference is in the convenience of tracking, just a click away on Google Chrome.

3 of 6 PassProtect extension tracks leaked passwords with a click on the browser – Photo: Playback / Helito Bijora

PassProtect extension tracks leaked passwords with a click on the browser – Photo: Playback / Helito Bijora

Recently launched by Mozilla, Firefox Monitor also allows you to track leaked logins on the web with just email. In addition to using information from Have I Been Pwned, the resource has partnered with Cloudfare to expand the possibilities for analyzing the data and accuse possible violations. In addition, the service allows you to create an alert to be notified of new cyber attacks involving your data.

4 of 6 Firefox Monitor says if your password was stolen in hacker attacks – Photo: Disclosure / Mozilla

Firefox Monitor says if your password was stolen in hacker attacks – Photo: Disclosure / Mozilla

The Brazilian digital risk monitoring company Axur, created the website minhaenha.com to check if its information is contained in a large fraud database, which circulates on the deep web. As it is national, the tool is more likely to discover and warn about cases of data dissemination on e-commerce sites and others accessed exclusively by Brazilians.

5 of 6 MinhaSenha.com has a useful service that reveals whether your password has been leaked – Photo: Disclosure / Axur

MinhaSenha.com has a useful service that reveals whether your password has been leaked – Photo: Disclosure / Axur

The LastPass password vault extension for Chrome has automatic verification of leaked data. The feature is present in the Security Challenge, which – in addition to warning about repeated passwords and easy to guess – shows when the data matches logins packages exposed on the web. In cases with sensitive data at risk, the app facilitates changing the password for a stronger combination.

6 of 6 Start analyzing your passwords on LastPass – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Start analyzing your passwords on LastPass – Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

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