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Is YOUR password one of 306 million left exposed by data breaches?

What do Kmart and Chipotle Mexican Grill have in common? What about YahooTarget, Home Depot, and even Anthem?

They've all had data breaches in the last few years. It's a club that's getting new members seemingly every other day, and it doesn't look like a trend that's going away anytime soon.

These hacks have exposed tons of sensitive customer information. Hackers have snagged over 306 million usernames, email addresses, passwords and even credit card numbers this way.

That means that your information could be floating around in hackers' hands somewhere. Don't panic! This cool site can tell you if you're in trouble.

HaveIBeenPwned is an easy-to-use this service with a robust database of information that hackers and malicious programs have released publicly. It monitors hacker sites and collects new data every five to 10 minutes about the latest hacks and exposures.

Put in a valid email address that you use on other sites and HaveIBeenPwned will take care of the rest. You can also enter in domain names, like eBay, to be notified in case of a sitewide disaster.

After you sign up, HaveIBeenPwned will alert you if your email address shows up in any list of hacked information. It also displays the latest hack or account compromise on the front page, so you can take immediate action to protect your compromised accounts.

If your email address is out there, you can take steps to make your account passwords stronger. Of course, you should be making them strong anyway.

Click here to check out the HaveIBeenPwned site or click the link we've provided below in the blue box.

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