Have I Been Pwned: Website Reveals if Your Data Has Been Leaked

Have I Been Pwned: Website Reveals if Your Data Has Been Leaked
Shaun M Jooste

Shaun M Jooste

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Humanity has been finding solutions for protection against any kind of theft throughout its history. That’s totally fine. We need to protect our property from any theft and misuse. With the rapid progress of technology, we swift most activities to online mode. We buy, sell, book, attend, chat, and many more. Perhaps, it’s time to see if you’ve been pwned.

For most of these actions, we need to provide sensitive private data. If we aren’t careful about this, we will easily be victims of virtual theft. Thanks to Have I Been Pwned Website, we can find out if our digital private data has been leaked.

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How to use the Have I Been Pwned Website?

The Have I Been Pwned Website is pretty simple to use. Only data you need to enter is your phone number in international format and your email address(es) in the search field, and then you click on the ‘’pwned’’ button. Under the search button, you will receive the results – whether or not you have been pwned. It looks something like this.

have I been pwned data checks

If you have been pwned, you will even get information on how many times and in which apps, sites and similar you have been pwned. As you can see from the screenshot, the person in question has been pwned three times, but with no pastes. Pastes in this means how many times has your data been ‘pasted’ on public websites which are targeted to hackers. 

This site will give you information on when those apps, sites or similar have been pwned. What’s more important for you is that you will know which data was compromised. For the person who got three pwned results, it looks like this:

have I been pwned data checks 2

In case you haven’t been pwned, you will get notification in this format:

have I been pwned data checks 2

Additional tips

If you are lucky and haven’t been pwned, you can browse the site and find out how many websites and accounts have been pwned so far and how many of them have pastes. You can find out also about the largest breaches and which are recently added breaches.

This site also enables you to run this search for any domain you’re interested in. Also, it gives you the opportunity to check what passwords have been pwned and how to protect your passwords from any potential breach.

If you want to know how this site actually works, you can read all about the API which is used for searching for pwned email addresses and phone numbers through RESTful services. Also, if you are afraid that your email address(es) and phone number(s) will be pwned, you can submit your email address to get notification on that. Moreover, you can support the work of this site by donating money.

To sum up, this site helps us to find out about being pwned, but to make us more cautious on the internet. We notice that there are too many breaches, and being careless can cost us a lot.

Shaun M Jooste

Shaun M Jooste

I live in South Africa, Cape town, as a father of two children. I've been gaming almost all my life, with plenty of experience writing reviews and articles on the latest titles. With 15 years of experience in local government performing Facilities Management functions, I moved towards becoming CEO of my own company, Celenic Earth Publications, which serves to publish author's books, including my own. I'm a published author of horror and fantasy novels, while I also dabble in game and movie scriptwriting.

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