How to find out if hackers leaked your passwords
Has your password leaked online?
Photo: AgileBits Longtime favorite password manager 1Password just teamed up with Pwned Passwords, a new service that helps you find out if your passwords have been leaked online.
The database boasts more than 500 million passwords collected from various breaches. Here’s how to use it. With hugely popular services like Yahoo, eBay, Equifax and PlayStation Network all suffering message data breaches, there’s a good chance at least one of your passwords has been leaked online.
Here’s what the process looks like: The Check Password feature is available to everyone with a 1Password membership. It’s only available at 1Password.com for now, but it is coming to the 1Password apps for desktop and mobile. 1Password insists the feature is secure; Pwned Passwords will never actually receive your password when you perform a search. If you’d like to know more about how it all works behind the scenes, check out the explainer on the 1Password blog.
Original author: Bell
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