Is Your Email Hacked/ Is Your Email Breached?
If you are think about gmail password hacking or yahoo or another than also it may work for you. But this is only for education purpose.
Do you know that daily new data about us are being breached unknowingly? We use the internet in our daily life but sometimes we do something that we should not do which leads us to a great risk. We daily search for the new thing on the internet and for that, we sometimes signup in any kind of sites without properly knowing about it which may not affect us at that time but may affect later on if that site gets hacked or the database of the site gets dump. I am not saying only small sites get hacked even some huge sites and branded sites get hacked. We may hear the news that some sites faced the data breach some sites got hacked and all the data were stolen like 000webhost, Adobe, LinkedIn, myspace, avast and soon. So, what I am trying to explain is have you ever thought that it may hamper you somehow?
So, the answer from my side is yes it hampers our privacy, as our email address, phone number and some times even password in plain text are been stolen from such data breach. So if you want to be safe and don’t want to be vulnerable than you should be updated with these kinds of stuff and check time to if your account/email has been a breached or not. So to check that we can use a site “haveibeenpwned” which shows us if our email is pwned or not. If it found your email in dump database than it will show more result like when was your email leaked, from where your data got breach and what data are breached. Rather than opening and doing such a long process, I develop a tool in python using that site which gives full information to you and you even don’t have to open that site time and again. So, I have named that tool as “pwned-checker”. You can download it from this link (https://github.com/santoshbrl5/pwned-checker).
What are the requirements to run the tool?
- Python3 should be installed on your computer.
- requests library should be installed. (for that open terminal and write pip install requests or pip3 install requests)
- cfscrape library should be installed. (for that open terminal and write pip install cfscrape or pip3 install cfscrape)
- JSON library should be installed. (for that open terminal and write pip install JSON or pip3 install JSON)
How to use?
- Download it from “https://github.com/santoshbrl5/pwned-checker“.
- Open the terminal and go to the download location or location where you have kept the file. (for example cd Desktop/pwned-checker)
- Enter python pwned.py or python3 pwned.py.
- It will provide you 2 option follow that to get more details.
Risk Of Data Breach?
So here I will be sharing my own story. I was also unknown about this kind of stuff till a few months ago and I got a mail from an unknown email address and when checked what that email was I was very surprised because that was a warning mail for me with some unnecessary message and that also contents the password that I have used at that time in many of my account. After that, I change my password as soon as possible. And I look after how was that possible I got to know about “haveibeenpwned”. So I search for my email I got to know that my email and other details were leaked from 3 sites and my password was also leaked.
After that, I check if I can find my password on the internet or not I again got surprised.
So, this is it for today if you like to know more about such thing or want to learn more on this topic leave feedback I would love to publish new articles.