New tool safely checks your passwords against a half-billion pwned passwords

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  1. hawki

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    "New tool safely checks your passwords against a half-billion pwned passwords

    1Password uses first five characters of a hash to compare passwords to breaches...

    Security researcher Troy Hunt this week announced his new version of "Pwned Passwords," a search tool and list of more than 500 million passwords that have been leaked in data breaches. Users can access it online and developers can connect applications to it via an API..."

    [Link: https://haveibeenpwned.com/Passwords ]

    https://arstechnica.com/information...words-against-a-half-billion-pwned-passwords/
     
  2. itman

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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/leemat...sswords-probably-contains-yours/#2ce8f72029cf
     
  3. RockLobster

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    I checked my old passwords that I was guilty of re-using a lot, it says I'm not owned.
     
  4. plat1098

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    Bad news: One of my passwords is pwned
    Good news: It's only used for this website.

    :)
     
  5. Reality

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    Well I'm sure not punching my current PWs in to any box. At best I'd punch in what would err on the obvious just to check how stupid people are. That is, if I didn't have anything else to do.

    Edit: - meaning the REALLY stupid passwords they use such as Password123
     
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  6. itman

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    Same here. Coincidence?
     
  7. JoWazzoo

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    I been on the Net so long, I have many emails and password pwned. Much of it due to breeches - not my own doing.
    Part of the problem these days is that with Generator SW one can gen up millions of emails in short order.
     
  8. RockLobster

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    Hmmmm I didn't check the one I used for Wilders for the longest time, but I did now and...
    Oh no — pwned!
    This password has been seen before
    This password has previously appeared in a data breach and should never be used. If you've ever used it anywhere before, change it immediately!

    More recently I've been generating and changing passwords regularly. I checked the last old I had for here, that site had not seen it before.
     
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  9. Minimalist

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    My password for this forum doesn't seem to be pwned.
     
  10. XIII

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    The only “passwords” from my password manger export that I could find in the v2 file are actually pin codes...
     
  11. Sampei Nihira

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    I usually use a password of 10 alphanumeric characters.
    Also for this website:


    Immagine.jpg
     
  12. Buddel

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    +1 I'm definitely not going to enter my password there.
     
  13. korben

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    Let me think...
    I wanna feel secure, thus not gonna put in any of my passwords.
    I wanna feel extra secure, hence I am onto replacing some of the weaker ones with stronger ones.

    Now I feel secure enough to go on wink
    Not sure it was the concept behind the aforementioned tool, though.
     
  14. Beyonder

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    My password from Wilders isn't pwned. I would have been worried if that had been the case, since I've had it since the day I registered.

    LastPass ftw.
     
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    Something on this order im sure is useful and not to take anyway it is trusted, but in all honesty what's to say you enter passwords to be checked and they are STORED or worse yet another entity has some tie-in to the website itself. Just Saying as a highly suspicious user when it comes to entering private data online anything. Again Just saying.
     
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    If that site doesn't have other information (username or email) is entering password manually really that risky?
    As precaution, password can also be changed after submitted for check.
     
  20. Reality

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    Exactly why I wouldn't do it. :cautious:
    9GB :eek: but much safer to do it locally of course with no internet connection.
     
  21. Reality

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    What about your ip address and other identifiers that your browser sends. Why give them any piece of the puzzle and why should I increase their database.
     
  22. JoWazzoo

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    Bottom line - like SO many things on the Net is TRUST.

    If Trust = .T.
    submit
    else
    Don't Submit
     
  23. EASTER

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    My signal speed isn't the best these days but I am sure gonna try.

    I always been in favor of LOCAL checks, even when it came to AV's when I used them, and especially since there are way too many loose feelers tied on and into the world internet in one form or another, it just seemed more practical for this user to do those things in the same room as the machine rather then relaying it throughout hops, jumps, skips or whatever.

    And especially where passwords are concerned. Too many breaches happen all the time where they think things are secured only to discover much too late that data was channeled into other destinations where they are scooped into a base etc.
     
  24. Reality

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    Haha right. Tentacles like an octopus. Haven't used an AV for years, but I have recently used Clamwin offline.
    I'm sure my isp is throttling. I'm on a cap so wonder if isp would balk at 9GB.
     
  25. Minimalist

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    Yes, I agree less info is better. Of course I was using VPN when submitting (like for most browsing nowadays), and even if they new who I was, they wouldn't know for which of my accounts I gave them my password. Enabling 2FA for important accounts helps also.
     
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