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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Apr 24, 2020

Stolen Password Checkup Sites

The value of your personal information has always been high for criminals, not just since we all started using computers and the Internet.

The bad guys love when lots of people do the same thing because it makes it so much easier for them to exploit lots of people.

One of the behaviors that they know most people will follow is in the area of passwords; they know you use your passwords on more than one online account.

We’ve heard about massive data breaches so much that we’ve almost become numb to the reality, but when a company that you have an account with gets breached, you need to pay attention.

The Internet underworld long ago started sharing stolen credentials with each other and today, there are huge datasets on the dark web that are called known password databases.

Your email address or addresses are generally associated with the stolen passwords, so they know that all they have to do is try them on all the major sites online or even on your smart devices around the house.

Wouldn’t it be nice to know when a company that you had an account with gets breached?

Well, here are a couple of ways to do just that!: