Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Pwned Passwords Tool – Check Your Password that Ever Compromised in any of Major Data Breaches

A new Pwned Passwords Tool has been released with tons of already compromising password database to helps the user to check whether their password has been ever listed in the previous major password-based data breaches.

Pwned Passwords are half a billion real-world passwords previously exposed in data breaches with Collection of nearly 3k alleged data breaches that have been already proven legitimate incident.

Recent days data Breaches are reporting very often in wide and Attackers always finding a new way to compromise the systems for financial motivation especially many of data breaches eventually lost millions of passwords.

Last year many of critical data breaches have been reported and many of organization lost million of sensitive data’s and millions of customer passwords that have been stored even in plain text.

Last week Web security Expert Troy hunt, released Version 2 of Pwned Passwords, with password data set from 320 million passwords to 501 million new passwords, pulled from almost 3,000 breaches over the past year.

This version 2 update combination of two major data sources, The 711 million record Onliner Spambot dump, and The 1.4B clear text credentials from the “dark web”.

Also Read: Offline Password Cracking with John the Ripper – Tutorial

Now Troy hunt Added 2,844 New Data Breaches With 80M Records To Have I Been Pwned that makes a more stronger database for users to check their passwords.

Aslo he said There’s an unknown number of data breaches floating around the web. There are data breaches we knew of but they just took years to appear publicly (Dropbox, LinkedIn), data breaches we didn’t know of that also took years to discover at all (Disqus, imgur) and indeed, data breaches that were deliberately covered up (Lifeboat, Uber)”

The main theme behind Pwned Passwords Tool, that was initially launched by Hunt in August, is to help organizations avoid using passwords that have previously appeared in a data breach or have been otherwise compromised in the past.


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BALAJI is an Ex-Security Researcher (Threat Research Labs) at Comodo Cybersecurity. Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.

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