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Mozilla plans to integrate "Have I Been Pwned" into their Firefox web browser

'I have been Pwned' is an extremely useful service

Mozilla plans to integrate

Mozilla plans to integrate "Have I Been Pwned" into their Firefox web browser

"Have I Been Pwned" (HIBP) is a lesser known service which has compiled data from a vast number of online data breaches, allowing users to type their email address into the website to see whether or not they have been affected by a data breach.  

We all have email addresses attached to websites that we no longer frequent or online stores which we no longer shop at, offering many angles for your details to be stolen, especially if you are a long time internet user.  

Mozilla has announced that they plan to integrate HIBP into their Firefox browser, allowing users to utilise Firefox's monitoring tools to check your email for past involvement in data breaches and to sign up for alerts in case your account security is ever compromised. Firefox monitor is also designed to help users secure their online life, issuing recommendations to users who are affected by data breaches. 

  
Mozilla plans to integrate


Mozilla plans to roll out their Firefox Monitor and HIBP support to 250,000 beta users next week, with plans to release this update to all users at a later date, assuming that everything goes to plan. 

Those who are interested in their online security should visit Have I Been Pwned for security recommendations and to find out whether or not your email has been involved in a past data breach. 

You can join the discussion on Mozilla's plans to integrate "Have I Been Pwned" into Firefox on the OC3D Forums

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26-06-2018, 19:47:47

NeverBackDown
Pretty neat but not something I really would just stop using chrome for. Change your password often and activate 2 facor authentication is the best way to stay safe... Outside a VPN of courseQuote

27-06-2018, 08:46:01

Darkdayzzz
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Pretty neat but not something I really would just stop using chrome for. Change your password often and activate 2 facor authentication is the best way to stay safe... Outside a VPN of course
Even on a VPN (like I am) I STILL activate 2FA on everything that I use frequently so long as it has it (most things nowadays do).

I can deal with my phone prompting me for the code details every single time I go on certain websites (like my bank / amazon / ebay / etc). I'll happily deal with a code that takes me all of 5 seconds to type in rather then deal with having my account messed with or anything like that.

Then again I've run into the whole "your account has been compromised" quite a few times before 2FA really was a thing and I used it....so now I don't even risk not using it. I've got it turned on for just about everything I use except for like reddit....cuz duh no actual info is on there.Quote
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