Posted By RichC on February 7, 2014
With data breaches in the news recently (Obamacare website, Target, Neiman Marcus) it was just a matter of time before someone archived the list of sites and collected a list of email addresses so that users could check their own.
Check your email address with haveibeenpwned.com and see if your information has potentially been compromised. The site offers a simple search which will either give you a little comfort or a reason to update your email password and security precautions. Most experts recommend two-factor authentication be used to access sites or webmail when available … and if your email is listed, it might be a good time to adopt better email security practices. Try to imagine what information could be collected and “sold” to hacker IF a user gained access to your Google account or other email … besides just loosing your account access and data.