You may have heard about yet another Yahoo security breach, which was announced on Wednesday. That's the type of email I use for blogging purposes, so even though I just changed my password back in September it's probably time to do it again. On the radio yesterday they were talking about the website Have I Been Pawnd?, which lets you check to see if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach. I decided to check it out.
All you have to do is type in your email, hit the 'pawnd' button, and wait for the results. I put in my Yahoo address and found out that although it was pwned on 1 breached site it was NOT through Yahoo. Instead, back in 2013 the information (including the email address) was compromised through Adobe. I also learned that there had been no 'pastes' of that data, which is where stolen data is published on a hacker website.
Now I was curious, and decided to perform the same test on a Hotmail address I use. I learned that this address was breached through LinkedIn in May 2016, and Modern Business Solutions (a company that provides data storage and database hosting solutions) in October 2016.
I guess it's time to change ALL my passwords again. OY!
Five years ago today: Can You Hear Me?