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Old 25th October 2018, 09:52   #1 (permalink)
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';--have i been pwned?

Just received this from a friendÖ

Check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

But Iím somewhat reluctant to check it out.

I means giving someone both your email address AND your password!

Any thoughts on this you geeky guys?
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Old 25th October 2018, 10:05   #2 (permalink)
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Re: ';--have i been pwned?

Don't do it , looks too risky
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Re: ';--have i been pwned?

Delete then phone your friend .If he hasn’t.t sent it his e Mail has been hacked

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Old 25th October 2018, 11:28   #4 (permalink)
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No way would I click on it without texting /e/mailing /calling /whatsapping ,my friend first .lol
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Old 25th October 2018, 12:04   #5 (permalink)
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Re: ';--have i been pwned?

you only need to provide an email address to check

https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamtan.../#9b292d537635

https://computing.which.co.uk/hc/en-...-ve-been-pwned

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Have_I_Been_Pwned%3F
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Re: ';--have i been pwned?

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Just received this from a friendÖ

Check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

But Iím somewhat reluctant to check it out.

I means giving someone both your email address AND your password!

Any thoughts on this you geeky guys?
It only asks for your email address, not your password.
I've used it in the past and just now.....no password required.
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Re: ';--have i been pwned?

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Just received this from a friendÖ

Check if you have an account that has been compromised in a data breach

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

But Iím somewhat reluctant to check it out.

I means giving someone both your email address AND your password!

Any thoughts on this you geeky guys?
If you don't know what it is don't click on any link even if it appears to come from someone you know!!
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