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Have You Been Pwned? Find Out and Protect Yourself

Have You Been Pwned? Find Out and Protect Yourself

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Ronnie Atuhaire
Sep 24, 2022

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Did you have any idea that like clockwork, there is a new digital assault and a hack somewhere on the web? Furthermore, a normal of around 24,000 vindictive versatile applications are impeded every day on the web.

Twitter, Starlink, Apple, and Curve Finance as of late recognized as being hacked into and it leaves you contemplating whether you have been pwned or hacked.

Today, I will acquaint you with a site that you can undoubtedly reference to check if your client data, passwords, and messages have been presented to the dim business sectors, dark markets, hacker forums, and so on.

What is HIBP?

Have I Been Pwned? is web-based self-help that permits Internet clients to check whether their own information has been undermined by information and data breaches.

This service gathers and investigates many data set dumps and paste-bins containing data around billions of spilled accounts. The site additionally permits clients to look for their own data by entering their username, telephone number, or email address.

How to use HIBP

  1. Go to the HIBP website
  2. Enter your email/phone in the highlighted section
  3. And Finally hit 'pwned'

Use this as a reference for the above steps;

Review the results.

In the event that your details were found in a breach, then you will see a red screen with the message saying, "Oh no - Pwned!" Also, you can scroll down to see the list of data breaches and paste bins that you were involved in.

If your user details were not involved in a data breach, then you will see a green screen message that says, "Good news - no pwnage found!"

Data breaches

A data breach isan incident where information is stolen or taken from a system without the knowledge or authorization of the system's owner.

Instances of a break or breach could incorporate misfortune or burglary of printed version notes, USB drives, PCs, or cell phones. An unapproved individual accessing your PC, email record, or PC organization, sends an email with individual information to some unacceptable individuals.


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Recent Data breaches

Russia is popular for infamous hacking and has been attempting to get to Ukraine's frameworks since the conflict began and it's guessed that the next World War will be Cyberwarfare. A portion of the recent breaches include;

Most of us sooner or later in our web-based lives will see our subtleties made up for a lost time in a hack.

Have You Been Pwned? 3 Ways to Protect Your Financial Data Online -  NerdynautCredit: Nerdy Naut

If one of your online accounts has been hacked or 'pwned' - then it's important not to panic because there is always a way you can get out quickly.

Security Tips

Some of the measures you can take to safeguard are;

  • Change your passwords
  • Enable Multifactor Authentication
  • Beware of spam
  • Install and Use Anti-virus & Anti-spyware Software.
  • Update Your Operating System
  • Be Cyber Conscious

Your first thought might be about what to do if your email has been pwned and the obvious answer is to change all of your compromised passwords to new, secure passwords.

In Summary

Have I Been Pwned? is web-based self-help that permits Internet clients to check whether their own information has been undermined by information and data breaches. The site may also not be updated by the time you cross-check and you need to be vigilant on your own and do your own due diligence.

This service gathers and investigates many data set dumps and paste-bins containing data around billions of spilled accounts. The site additionally permits clients to look for their own data by entering their username, telephone number, or email address.

Conclusion

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