Monday, May 13, 2019

Firefox Monitor Online Security Tool

In today’s fast-paced internet world that we live in, data breaches have become so common place. You may have heard about many data breaches that have taken place recently and I'm pretty sure you'll hear of many more.

The good news is that in order to help people take control, after a data breach, Mozilla has introduced Firefox Monitor. It is a free service that notifies people when they may be affected by a data breach.

To use this Firefox Monitor service, visit the Firefox Monitor website. Once you load the website, you need to enter your email address into the email address box and then click the SCAN button.

Once you do so, your email address will be scanned through a service called “Have I Been Pwned” And the results of the scan will be listed down, along with details of publicly known past data breaches.

If your personal information was compromised, you should change your password at any of the services that you use (as listed in the results). If you’ve got more than one email address, use the same process as mentioned above. You can also sign up to get alerts, of any future data breaches that occur, in which you have used your email address.

This is a really useful and free service provided my Mozilla and one you should definitely make use of. If you have any questions or feedback to share, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by!

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