There have been a lot of cases of data leaks recently and now it is hard for us to trust the companies for our privacy. So then, how do we know if our data is safe or not! Hence, we are here with a guide on checking if your data has been leaked or not.
There was a recent data breach in Facebook, and that lead to over 533 million users’ personal data getting leaked globally. Reports claimed that the data includes the personal details of 6 million Indian users and that makes it a very serious issue.
The details that have been leaked with this Facebook data breach includes Facebook ID, phone numbers, full name, location, past location, birth date, account creation date, relationship status, personal bio, and in some cases email address .
Troy Hunt who is a well-known online security specialist, runs a website known as Have I Been Pwned: Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach. With the help of his website, users can check whether their data has been leaked or not.
Also, recently he has made a program that would help to see if phone numbers have been leaked or not in the Facebook breach. He also tweeted regarding the same.
Check if your data has been leaked or not
With the help of this website (haveibeenpwned), you will know if your data has been leaked or not in simple steps.
- Go to haveibeenpwned.com
- Now, you need to fill in the email or Phone that you had used while signing up for sites.
- If you are filling phone then fill it in international format (like for India; +91 xxxxx xxxxx)
- Now, Click on the ‘pwned’ button and it would check if your data has been breached or not.
In case your data has been breached, then we recommend you change your password or start using 2-Step Authentication. You can also start using a Password manager as that can be helpful too.
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