PSA: ‘;–have i been pwned?

David Meego - Click for blog homepageOver the last few years there have been some high profile security breaches where hackers have been able to steal user information and credentials from various websites and publish the details.

Would you like a way to know if your credentials have been caught up in the hack?

Well now you can…. and safely too.

Australian Microsoft MVP, Troy Hunt, created the site Have I been pwned? (in his words):

I created Have I been pwned? as a free resource for anyone to quickly assess if they may have been put at risk due to an online account of theirs having been compromised or “pwned” in a data breach. I wanted to keep it dead simple to use and entirely free so that it could be of maximum benefit to the community.

Check if your email addresses have been exposed here:

See all the breaches covered by the site here:

If you want to see more of what Troy is up to, check out his blog:

Thanks to Virginia for making me aware of this cool site.

Let me know how you went in the comments.


PS: My email address showed up in one of the breaches (not Ashley Madison) but my password has been changed since.

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3 thoughts on “PSA: ‘;–have i been pwned?

  1. I have been “pwned” ! Didn’t know it. Great site. It also a great reminder not to use the same password for all sites as that would be a nightmare to go and change your password across lots of sites. David – do you have a “password keeper ” software that you would recommend ?


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