Every year, billions of login credentials are exposed and stolen from some of the world’s largest websites. TotalAV offer its Data Breach Search that will allow you to see if your email has been compromised.
Within this article you will learn:
- What is Data Breach Search?
- How do I use Data Breach Search?
- Why is Data Breach Search important?
- What do I do if I have been affected by a breach?
- Tips to stay protected
What is a Data Breach Search?
Data Breach Search allows you to check if any email address has been affected by any known data breaches. Some big websites have been breached in the past, like LinkedIn and MySpace.
Sometimes the data that has been leaked includes fully exposed passwords. This data can be valuable to hackers and cybercriminals as internet users tend to use the same passwords across multiple websites and accounts. Once the information is leaked there is no way to remove it.
How do I use Data Breach Search?
To use TotalAV’s Data Breach Search follow these instructions:
- Click Here
- Enter the email address that you want to use
- Click Check for Breaches
We will then let you know if your email address has a breach associated with it.
Why is Data Breach Search important?
When a breach occurs, any user on that list who has information exposed could then be open to either financial loss or identity theft. If you find your email address linked to a breach, you should go and change your password on that website immediately, and potentially on any other websites where you have used the same password.
What do I do if I have been affected by a breach?
For more information about what to do if you have been affected by a breach Click Here
Tips to stay protected!
One of the best things you can do to stay protected online is to use a password manager and generate unique passwords for every account that you create online. That way if one password gets leaked, a hacker will not be able to use that password to gain access to other accounts. TotalAV offer their password manager Password Vault which includes a random password generator and a safe place to store all your passwords to keep you protected online.