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Andjo

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has your e-mail address been sold!!
« on: March 26, 2018, 05:26:04 PM »

Hi all,

This might be interesting to you.
On our news channel yesterday they showed how to check if your e-mail address has been sold to ??????

To check this go to the web site "https://haveibeenpawned.com"  and you can check this.

By the way, mine are all ok.

Regards Andre
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Re: has your e-mail address been sold!!
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 05:52:15 PM »

I can't access the website site which in itself sounds the alarm bells!!!

How do they know if your email address has been sold - sounds very phishy to me.....

Great way to harvest people's email addresses - I would stay well clear...

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Re: has your e-mail address been sold!!
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 05:55:25 PM »

Sorry, spelt the address wrong, duh!

https///haveibeenpwned

This was shown on Belgian tv so I would assume it's ok.

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Re: has your e-mail address been sold!!
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 05:57:18 PM »

Sorry, spelt the address wrong, duh!

https///haveibeenpwned

This was shown on Belgian tv so I would assume it's ok.

Andre

And if it's not? - Looks like several media publications state it's a source to check if your email address had been abused - I'll give this one a miss

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Re: has your e-mail address been sold!!
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 06:00:09 PM »

I would hope it's genuine otherwise many belgians including me have a small problem.

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Re: has your e-mail address been sold!!
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2018, 06:03:03 PM »

It seems to be a legitimate site but I'm not sure if it helps much. I am well aware that my email addresses get sold/passed on due to the spam I get. Same with my mobile phone number.

You frequently have to give either or both when buying stuff or making travel arrangements for example. And even if the organisation itself is above board and doesn't pass your information on there is nothing to stop one of their employees harvesting the data and selling it. It's just one step down from having your financial details passed on when you buy something using a card.

I use a secondary email address when buying online which helps stop my main one getting clogged up with spam.

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Re: has your e-mail address been sold!!
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 07:35:49 PM »

hope it 100%. been around a few years.

It was set up by a it security person to get back at con artist selling on the black market so people can change there details.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Have_I_Been_Pwned%3F



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