Chances are that even if hacked, you wouldn’t know it and may never find out. It’s a fact that the majority of data breaches go undetected—if you have fallen victim to a security compromise in the past, your data might be currently peddled on the black market.
The following 9 cloud resources will let you know if your data has been compromised and provide tools and guidance for bolstering your security posture.
LastPass is an online password storage provider and password generator. Most of these passwords are not human-readable and hence, unbreakable (or almost unbreakable). LastPass also lets you know if your login credentials were hacked.
Enter your email address and KnowEm will inform you if it’s found on a list of possible compromised accounts.
As its name implies, Hacked or Not lets you know if your website has been hacked. Registration is required before using the service.
This website checks all websites—not just WordPress—for signs of intrusion and compromise. PHP, .NET, Java, Ruby, Scala, Erlang, GO, C#, and Python, among others, are just some of the programming languages supported.
Unmask Parasites is another website for checking if your website has been compromised. No registration required, just enter your website’s URL and submit.
BreachAlarm scans online data sources to find out if your email has been breached; if so, it alerts you to change your password. You can register for an Email Watchdog account to be notified immediately if any of your email addresses are spotted in future breaches.
This website is an expansive resource for letting you know if your email was pawned by hackers.
HaveIBeenPwned.com is run by prominent security researcher Troy Hunt and is often the first source of information when high profile data breaches occur. Like many of the aforementioned websites, HaveIBeenPwned.com lets you know if your email has been compromised in a data breach.
Enter your email address and submit to find out if your account has been compromised. This website is devoid of bells and whistles but gets the job done.
Email service providers, social networks, and other online offerings are constantly being compromised—consumers only hear about a small percentage of these events. It’s therefore critical to verify on a constant basis that your email addresses have not been leaked; the above are a few trustworthy resources for doing just that.