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    Want to know if your email address was compromised in one of the big data breaches?

    A new website will let you know for sure, if you wondered whether your data was compromised in one of the data breaches that affected Adobe, Sony or Gawker (and a couple others).

    You can find out here: http://haveibeenpwned.com/
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    Just checked mine and:
    Oh no — pwned on 1 site!-- Adobe-- In October 2013
    I have changed my password on Adobe, but apparently they got my email address.
    Recently, I noticed strange emails that appear enticing to look into. Fortunately, I have been ignoring them.
    I strongly suggest other members check theirs.
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    You're welcome, Michael.

    Seems I had two email addresses on Adobe, too. Not good. Fortunately I changed all my passwords since I started using LastPass, dumping my previous password generating algorithm.
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    I also changed my password on Adobe.
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    I also just changed mine...

    I never purchased anything from them so their wasn't any credit card info on there
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    I wasn't going to add my real email so tried a fake one I never used and it say even it was Oh no pwned on 2 sites!
    Sure you aren't giving away an email to a Spammer?
    EDIT: OK I see that guy built that site is an MVP
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    I tried the same thing and got back the Adobe warning.

    I guess it's not as reliable as one would think...Who knows..
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    Quote Originally Posted by veegertx View Post
    I wasn't going to add my real email so tried a fake one I never used and it say even it was Oh no — pwned on 2 sites!
    Sure you aren't giving away an email to a Spammer?
    EDIT: OK I see that guy built that site is an MVP
    The guy that built the site is a well known and respected MVP and an excellent developer, who graciously shares his time and knowledge with anyone interested. Your comment is widely off the mark and I really mean widely.
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    It gave a false thing to a totally false email
    I didn't know that guy was mvp reason I edited

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    Quote Originally Posted by veegertx View Post
    It gave a false thing to a totally false email
    So what leads you to believe someone else isn't as imaginative as you are and didn't use that email address? How can you, with any certainty, claim the result is false?
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    3 more trys and anything I type using the big providers hotmail, yahoo it finds it pwned on at least 1
    Using a fake on my local Internet provider email it Good news — no pwnage found!

    I read his thing on how he created it trying to make it fast with that much data so I'd imagine it slips

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    Quote Originally Posted by veegertx View Post
    I read his thing on how he created it trying to make it fast with that much data so I'd imagine it slips
    That's your technical assessment? Do you understand the difference between relational databases and NoSQL databases, in this case a key-value database that was used to store the emails publicly available from the data breaches the site keeps data from? Can you provide any sound technical base for your statement about it "slipping"?

    P.S.: Troy posted a detailed description of how he did it: http://www.troyhunt.com/2013/12/work...ecords-on.html. You should go there and tell him he is doing it wrong.
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    What if Adobe told you you did not have a password with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnight View Post
    What if Adobe told you you did not have a password with them?
    The email records searchable on the new site were made available by those who hacked the sites for which data is provided - the site is providing data for 6 known breaches at the moment. If the data on the site is contradictory with what Adobe told you, you need to choose who to believe, either Adobe or the hackers.

    I believe Troy built the site for two reasons: to play with some technology and to provide a service for those who want to know whether their accounts were compromised or not. If one of your email addresses is found at the site, you need to decide if that requires you to make sure you are using unique access details for all websites were you are registered (or to put it another way, whether any email address / password pair you used with Adobe is not in use elsewhere).
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    Thanks Rui....... I'd go with the hackers list, but I have no record of ever supplying a password to Adobe for anything. I'm baffled. But i will change my password on the address i searched.

    Why can't people play nice! Rhetorical question of course.

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