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  • Release of users' data. 2015 02 10

    I read about the release of data on 10 million persons or accounts? The two websites below will check whether you are or have been pwned:


    https://haveibeenpwned.com/ "no breached accounts and no pastes"
    https://pwnedlist.com/ "nope"

    I am not pwned according to the reports shown above (between the quotation marks).
    The greater number of laws . . . , the more thieves . . . there will be. ---- Lao-Tzu

    [T]he truth Im after and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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    How do you know you're not getting scammed by entering your information into a website that claims to know if you've been scammed or not?




    Yeah, NOW they have your email address!!!! Not ME!
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since youve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
      How do you know you're not getting scammed by entering your information into a website that claims to know if you've been scammed or not?




      Yeah, NOW they have your email address!!!! Not ME!
      I've heard of cases like this before... however haveibeenpwned is safe. It's run by a Microsoft MVP for security and he's posted quite a bit on how he's done so. His name is Troy Hunt.
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      • #4
        I like this part from the "about" section of the website....


        How do I know the site isn't just harvesting searched email addresses?

        You don't, but it's not. The site is simply intended to be a free service for people to assess risk in relation to their account being caught up in a breach. As with any website, if you're concerned about the intent or security, don't use it.


        Trust me!
        "Neighbor, how long has it been since youve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Irate Canadian View Post
          I've heard of cases like this before... however haveibeenpwned is safe. It's run by a Microsoft MVP for security and he's posted quite a bit on how he's done so. His name is Troy Hunt.
          "Neighbor, how long has it been since youve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?

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          • #6
            I should have said Kim Komando, the "Queen of computers" suggested those websites. Sorry.
            The greater number of laws . . . , the more thieves . . . there will be. ---- Lao-Tzu

            [T]he truth Im after and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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            • #7
              Anthem was hacked and lost 80 million records. They said if you are affected they will send you a letter via US Mail. They will NOT send out emails so if you get an email from them about it, it is a scam.

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