Firefox Monitor will tell you when your passwords are compromised

The Firefox Monitor website

Monitor is available to all users for free as a partnership between Mozilla and HaveIBeenPwned.

Back in June this year, Mozilla and Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) creator Troy Hunt announced that they were teaming up to integrate the gigantic HIBP database into Firefox.

Mozilla on Tuesday debuted a service called Firefox Monitor that it has been testing to help people see whether their email addresses have been compromised. Now, if your user credentials have been compromised in a data breach, anywhere in the world, you'll be automatically notified rather than learning about it the hard way.

Firefox Monitor is basically a wrapper for Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), a sprawling database of several billion email addresses (and, separately, passwords) that have shown up in spilled data. "Once you know where your email address was compromised you should change your password and any other place where you've used that password".

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Much like 'Have I Been Pwned, ' Mozilla will also proactively inform users if their details crop up in any new data breaches. It can also be a good motivation if you're nerving yourself to install a password manager or sign up for dual-factor authentication. The email address will be scanned against Have I Been Pwned's vast database, which now holds 5.1 billion records.

Mozilla has promised to launch a swathe of security and privacy tools throughout this fall.

The way Firefox Monitor works is similar to the original HIBP online tool - all you need to do is plug your email address into the box provided and hit the "Scan" button below (or just press Enter).

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