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Hacked or not? How to check if your password has been shared online


Passwords that contain random combinations of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters are much harder for hackers to crack. — dpa

Passwords that contain random combinations of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters are much harder for hackers to crack. — dpa

Following one of the biggest data breaches in history, anyone with an email account should immediately do this quick check to see if their password is among the 700 million that have been hacked and shared online.

Some websites only do one thing, and www.haveibeenpwned.com is one of them, but what it does, it does superbly. Australian IT security expert Troy Hunt collects stolen user data that has surfaced on the internet in a database.

   

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