As you may know, Facebook is in the middle of a data leak scandal again. As a result of this leak, 533 million user information circulates on the Internet. According to The edge, it is possible to see if Facebook has disclosed your information. Fortunately, there are several ways to check if your information is circulating.
In addition to 533 million users, more than 106 countries are also affected. The information that has been leaked is user phone numbers, Facebook IDs, dates of birth and sadly more. Of course, the first thing that many people wonder if they have been affected.
After wondering that many users probably want to learn how to verify. Fortunately, there are ways to verify. There is Have i been pwned which is a well known site that tracks data breaches. It is also quite easy to use. Just click on this link, enter your email address and get your results.
This website will also let you know if you have been involved in any other violations. At the moment, you can only verify using your email address. But, the creator of Have I Been Pwned can change that.
He tweeted a poll asking if the website should also be able to use phone numbers to verify. Now if you want to check if your phone number has been lead there is another tool. There is a site called News every day which is also recommended.
If you are concerned that Facebook has leaked your information, there is a way to verify
With this tool, you can enter your phone number to find out if you have been affected by the Facebook violation. Unfortunately, this tool is a bit unknown. Even if News every day is recommended, many of you may want to stick with a more reliable tool. Like, have I been Pwned.
Now the question is what to do if you find out that you have been caught in the breach. The main thing would be to change your passwords for all the accounts that were affected. If you’re not the best at finding strong passwords, like a lot of people, you can use a password manager.
After changing your password, you may want to consider setting up two-factor authentication. This will make it more difficult for any malicious party to obtain your information. Unfortunately, data breaches are a part of our digital life, but Facebook and other businesses need to do better.
Users are happy to share their data with these platforms. Is it really asking so much to protect our data? In any case, check to see if you have been affected and if you have subsequently taken the necessary steps to secure your accounts.