With all these data breaches – Equifax, Yahoo, and Facebook- how can you tell if your information is intact and secure? Could it be possible that your sensitive data may be on sale on the Dark Web?
Experian is offering a free Dark Web Triple Scan to check for your Social Security Number, email, and phone number. You also receive a complimentary Experian credit report every 30 days on sign-in as well as credit monitoring and alerts.
All you have to do is verify your identity and Experian will scan thousands of sites and millions of data points for your information. Then you can view all your results on their secure website.
HaveIBeenPwned is a site that allows users to check if their information has been leaked. It has a prosperous database of information that hackers and malicious programs have released publicly. HaveIBeenPwned oversees hacker sites and accumulates new data every 5 to 10 minutes about the latest hacks and vulnerabilities.
All you have to do is put in an email address and see as it checks their databases to see if that email address was compromised in a data breach.
The best way to guard your accounts is by using strong, unique passwords for each and every account. Most people have trouble remembering their unique passwords so they use the same one for multiple accounts, with slight modifications. Hackers are aware of this human inclination and count on it.
By using a password manager, like LastPass, you only need to remember your master password to open your LastPass vault where you can store your unique passwords for free!
All these tools are great to have in your back pocket. Securing your digital life is important since there’s a lot of confidential information stored online. To find out more best practices for online safety, check out Prilock’s Security Awareness Training platform where you learn the hacker’s tricks so you never fall for a trap again.