Each year, thousands of accounts are compromised by hack attempts on companies and online services. Here’s how to check if your password has been stolen, and whether it’s time to change it.
First go to Should I Change My Password. Enter your email address and click Check It.
After processing your request, it’ll show you if your password is safe or not. It compares it against a number of databases that have been released by hackers.
In this instance, my email password came back as safe.
If it has been compromised, it will let you know when and how many times. It also advises you to change the password along with other quality password advice.
If you have multiple email accounts, the service allows you to check up to 10 at once.
For more groovy password advice, make sure to check out how to create a secure password you’ll remember.
Whatever you you do, make sure it’s not one of this years 25 worst passwords.