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How to check if your email was in a database breach

A database breach can occur at any moment. Your email, password and other sensitive data may be compromised.

They also happen constantly and it’s a good idea to check whether any of your email addresses have been published in a known database breach.

How to check if your email was in a known database breach

  1. On your computer or mobile, go to this website: Have I Been Pwned.
  2. In the address bar, enter your email address and hit enter (or ‘pwned?’).
  3. The page will update with a message indicating whether your account was part of a know database breach or not. It will also list the specific breaches, if your account was included.
    Safe database breach message
  4. If your account was in a database breach, change your passwords immediately. We recommend changing your passwords every 60 – 90 days.
  5. To always keep up-to-date, you can subscribe to email updates to automatically discover if your email address is found in any future database breaches. We also recommend seeing how to create a secure password and how to get started with a password manager, in the Related Articles section below.
    Subscribe to database breach alerts
Updated on September 10, 2018

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