If a site you use has been hacked, your password could have also been stolen, here’s how to find out
Passwords are a necessary evil as far as our increasingly connected lives are concerned. Yet with data breaches exposing more than 4 billion records, including passwords, during the first six months of 2019, they are also a weak link when it comes to security. It was recently revealed that more than 44 million Microsoft account holders had been found using recycled passwords. This kind of login credential duplication is a gift for hackers who can use one known, stolen, password into multiple different accounts with a good chance of gaining access to some of them. All of which begs the question: how do you know if any of your passwords have been stolen?