New website 'PwnedList' lets users check if their online accounts are safe

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New website ‘PwnedList’ lets users check if their online accounts are safe.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/11/zRUSr1.jpg[/newsimage]A cyber attack on Sony's online PlayStation Network in April put the personal information of more than 70 million people at risk. I was one of those 70 million - a PlayStation 3 owner who played online. Sony's advice in light of the data breach was simple: customers with online PSN accounts should change any passwords stored on their consoles. I did just that. However, I wondered if somehow my compromised data had still been leaked. According to PwnedList, which boasts a database of nearly five million leaked email addresses and usernames, I'm in the clear - sort of.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/new-website-pwnedlist-lets-users-check-if-their-online-accounts-are-safe-54067/](http://www.myce.com/news/new-website-pwnedlist-lets-users-check-if-their-online-accounts-are-safe-54067/)


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#2

Nope, to both username and email address :slight_smile:
For now …


#3

[QUOTE=debro;2610297]Nope, to both username and email address :slight_smile:
For now …[/QUOTE]
BUT…Just wait until ‘PwnedList’ sells the info you entered…:cop:


#4

[QUOTE=olyteddy;2610311]BUT…Just wait until ‘PwnedList’ sells the info you entered…:cop:[/QUOTE]
Not much comes from a username - I don’t think I’ve ever used it at any other site.
The email … well, my ISP has a pretty decent commercial spam filter applied to all accounts, and I’ve been considering moving to Gmail anyway … it gives me less interruption when I change ISP’s, which I tend to NOT do often, even when bigger better deals comes along. Usually a few months later, my ISP catches up … and I’m not a heavy down loader anyway.

And yes, you’re right, they probably are busy collecting as many compromised account information as possible … probably to sell it :wink:


#5

[QUOTE=olyteddy;2610311]BUT…Just wait until ‘PwnedList’ sells the info you entered…:cop:[/QUOTE]

The site specifies it doesn’t store info. I guess no one has to believe that, though. The guys who created it are also professional security researchers.


#6

pwned? what is that? pawned? pwinned? pwinnied? typo for “owned”?


#7

[QUOTE=pythonis;2610515]pwned? what is that? pawned? pwinned? pwinnied? typo for “owned”?[/QUOTE]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pwn


#8

Oh my God that is dumb


#9

[QUOTE=pythonis;2610658]Oh my God that is dumb[/QUOTE] Well duh. Most memes, internet or not, are pretty dumb. Most figure of speech is quite dumb as well.

Doesn’t mean it’s not honest simple fun though, because pwning someone is also kinda cool sometimes. :slight_smile:


#10

[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2610716]Well duh. Most memes, internet or not, are pretty dumb. Most figure of speech is quite dumb as well.

Doesn’t mean it’s not honest simple fun though, because pwning someone is also kinda cool sometimes. :)[/QUOTE]

pwinning…whatever it is. I stopped reading the definition once it said its slang. I choose not to know. Gnarly, swell, rad…now THOSE were slang terms.


#11

[QUOTE=pythonis;2610719]pwinning…whatever it is. I stopped reading the definition once it said its slang. I choose not to know. Gnarly, swell, rad…now THOSE were slang terms.[/QUOTE] Get off my lawn grandpa. :bigsmile: