Was Your Personal Data Leaked From Facebook? Here’s How To Find Out So That You Can Decide Whether Or Not To #DeleteFacebook

Yesterday, I posted a story that detailed the leaking of information related to over 500 million Facebook users. That should alarm you as that’s not trivial and you need to take immediate action to protect yourself. And the first step in taking action is to find out if you are affected by this. Here’s how you do that:

  • Head to haveibeenpwned.com on your phone or desktop.
  • Enter your email ID.
  • If your email was compromised, you’ll get a warning to change the password and enable two-factor authentication. You can also scroll down on the page to see all the breaches that may have included your credentials tied to the email address you entered.

If you are a Facebook user, you should do that ASAP as it is a safe bet that criminals have already started to use this leaked information to target people for scams and the like. It’s also one more reminder that you should strongly consider dumping Facebook as clearly security of your information is not top of mind with them.

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