Have I Been Pwned To Be Integrated into Firefox

Have I Been Pwned To Be Integrated into Firefox

It seems as though user data and important credentials are ripe for the picking with the number of data leaks going on. This became such an issue that several services and social media platforms sent out email notices that their privacy policy had changed.

Enter Have I Been Pwned

The brainchild of security expert Troy Hunt, Have I Been Pwned is a service that lets users and websites administrators know if they’ve been breached. It details where you have been compromised and when. Now HIBP will become a part of Mozilla Firefox via the Firefox Monitor feature. This allows for users to pretty much to do the same as HIBP by using breaches documented by Hunt’s service. The password management service 1Password will also get the HIBP treatment.

Dating back to December 2013, Have I Been Pwned has marked almost 300 breached sites–including some very popular ones–and over 5 billion accounts from said sites. This crosses over with Firefox which has “an install base of hundreds of millions,” according to Hunt.

The feature looks to be released within the next week and around 250,000 will be in that first wave to test out Firefox Monitor.

 


Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

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