How to check if your password for Gmail, Hotmail, Netflix and others has been leaked

We may want to check if our password has been leaked , because in Gmail, Hotmail and Outlook email accounts we have a lot of valuable information, while services such as Netflix, Spotify or Disney + are coveted by hackers to resell accounts.

Especially after having known the massive leak of billions of passwords , which may affect us. Fortunately, there are security firms that collect data from leaks and hacks so that it is easy to see if we are affected.

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These are the steps to follow:

  • We access a service specialized in collecting leaks , for example, in the link below:

Web: Checking leaked data online (CyberNews)

  • Then we will enter the email associated with our account in the “enter your email” box and click on “check now” :
  • We will receive the result , which if positive, will detail in which security incident the email and password have been leaked:
  • Now we must create a secure password for the email, and change it as soon as possible . Also in services that share the same password, so it would be advisable to use a different one in each one, to avoid that a leak affects us in a massive way.
  • One option is to use a password manager or save the passwords in Google Chrome , so it is easier for each service to have its own without having to remember them all.
  • Also, it’s a good idea to enable step verification for services that support it, especially email accounts.
  • We have explained how to enable two-step verification for Gmail , we also have a two-step verification tutorial for Outlook / Hotmail .

Unfortunately, neither Netflix nor Spotify offer this two-factor verification, which is available on many gaming platforms (Xbox, PlayStation, Steam, Epic Games Store, etc.) and also on Google, Apple and Microsoft services.

With these simple steps we can check if our password has been leaked, unfortunately everything will be more complicated if an account is compromised and we have to change the passwords of the services that share it.

by Abdullah Sam
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