With hacking attacks rampant, keeping our passwords safe has never been more important.
But worryingly all too many platforms have fallen victim.
Often, stolen data is put on the dark web for cybercriminals to find.
So what can you do to make sure you don’t become a victim? And what should you do if you do?
Check if your account was part of any breach
There is a website that cross-checks your email address against known data breaches and lets you know if it has been compromised.
The site is called haveibeenpwned.com.
If any information appears, it will tell you which sites.
And you should immediately consider changing their passwords.
Check your bank card
In the rare event that full payment card data is involved in any breach, check to see if they’re still active.
If that’s the case, you can ask your bank instead.
Check other passwords
The next thing to think about is whether you’ve reused any affected passwords on other accounts.
This is a pretty common mistake.
If a hacker gets hold of aggregated data on the dark web, they can take a chance on other popular sites to see if you’re using the same login details.
This is why it’s important to have different passwords for every service you use.
Of course, most people find it quite difficult to remember all these passwords, in which case you might want to look for a password manager.
For tips on setting up a password manager and how it works, click here.
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