Thursday, August 3, 2017

This site lets you check your password against 306 million leaked passwords

In June 2007, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released guidance that said that sites should check potential passwords against previous data breaches, in order to ensure they are totally unique. While most websites are yet to offer that functionality, Troy Hunt, the founder and creator of Have I Been Pwned, has launched a tool where you can check your password to see if it’s been compromised. The way it works is pretty simple. Just type in your password, and it will compare it against a database of over 306 million passwords, collected over several years. Hunt has…

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