Despite our frequent tirades about using strong and secure passwords, we know that many of you continue to use the same weak password for everything. And we know that many of you who do this have escaped unscathed – and none of your accounts or email addresses have been “hacked”. Or have they?
How do you know if your email address (or one or more of them) have been “hacked”? Well your buddies TC and EB are always looking out for you – and we’ve discovered a web site that you can visit and check to see if your email address has been “hacked” or not. While this Web site cannot guarantee if it shows your email address had not been “hacked” – it will search the databases of all the records turned over by hackers to the public. So there’s a good change that if your email address has been hacked, this site will tell you.
You’re interested, right? The site is called ShouldIChangeMyPassword.com. Yes, it does reside on a secure server too. So feel free to enter any of your email addresses here and find out if your email address (or any of your email addresses) have been hacked.
Here’s a little info from ShouldIChangeMyPassword.com
“ShouldIChangeMyPassword.com has been created to help the average person check if their password(s) may have been compromised and need to be changed.
This site uses a number of databases that have been released by hackers to the public. No passwords are stored in the ShouldIChangeMyPassword.com database.
This website is made available as a public service. Please help me maintain it by donating.”
That’s it. If you’re intrigued and want to check your email address (or addresses) visit https://shouldichangemypassword.com right now. See what turns up – for all of you who continue to use weak, easily-guessable passwords for everything, we hope nothing turns up.