I'm always alerting you to big data breaches. Sometimes, millions of personal usernames, passwords and email addresses are stolen in these hacks and leaks. It's happening more and more often.
But how do you know if you've been compromised by these security breaches? This simple website can check if you have an account that's been affected. (If you're checking to see if your data was compromised in the Ashley Madison hack, you'll have to subscribe to notifications for privacy reasons.)
It's called Have I Been Pwned? (HIBP) after the popular gamer slang for getting "owned," or beaten or conquered.
Want to find out if your accounts have been compromised? Just type in your email address and hit enter. HIBP will tell you where and how your account was compromised. You can also sign up to get alerts in the future so that you can keep your personal information safe.