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Have I been pwned? adds password checker

Troy Hunt’s ‘have I been pwned?’ web site is a tool for any user to check to see if their email account has been compromised due to the hack of a website or company. The tool has won Troy global fame.

Troy has now released a password tool to accompany the original service.

Pwned Passwords are hundreds of millions of real world passwords exposed in data breaches. This exposure makes them unsuitable for ongoing use as they’re at much greater risk of being used to take over other accounts. They’re searchable online below as well as being downloadable for use in other online system.

Check a current or old password against the current database:

The current database reportedly holds data for over 306 million leaked passwords.

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