Firefox’s Monitor platform tells you when your password is compromised

26 September, 2018, 08:38 | Author: Sammy Rose
  • Firefox Monitor arrives to let you know when you've been pwned

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. The company is working with Cloudflare to create a method of anonymized data sharing for Firefox Monitor, which never sends your full email address to a third party, outside of Mozilla. This new service was created in partnership with Troy Hunt's Have I been Pwned, whose data is being supplied to Mozilla to power the Firefox Monitor service.

The service will allow users to check if their credentials were leaked during a data breach.

Want more posts like this delivered to your inbox? Although re-using passwords on different websites is very bad practice, it still happens often, and having a password breached once could pose a threat to other accounts protected that feature the same one.

Mozilla's service doesn't offer much beyond what's already at Have I Been Pwned, but Firefox is a much better recognized brand name.

Meghan Markle breaks royal protocol on her first solo engagement
Meghan paired her look with her signature black pumps (by Aquazzura ), along with a matching black Givenchy clutch . The exhibition will officially open to the public on Saturday and will run until December 10.


Samsung India launches Galaxy A7 with triple rear camera starting Rs 23990
The 2018 Galaxy A7 has been priced starting at Rs 23,990 for the 4GB + 64GB variant and Rs 28,990 for the 6GB + 128GB variant. Expectedly, Samsung has brought its Infinity Display to the new version and a taller 6.0-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display.


Judge Restores Federal Protections for Grizzly Bears; Hunts Blocked
Christensen also said the USFWS failed to prove to him that genetic diversity would be viable with 750 Yellowstone-area bears. The Yellowstone-area grizzly was removed from federal protections under the Endangered Species Act a year ago .


Firefox partnered with Have I Been Pwned, a site that also lets people know if their personal information has been stolen. First, the service scans your email address against the HIBP database, which contains a vast repository of data breach incidents.

Users can use the Firefox Monitor service to check whether their passwords or emails have been part of a data breach and can also be configured to notify users when their information has been detected. For Firefox users, the collaboration involving Mozilla and HIBP also provides notices once they go to websites which have experienced a breach in the past.

Update, 6:22 a.m. PT: Adds Mozilla comment about password checking.

Recommended:

  • Trump boasts of America’s might, draws headshakes at UN

    Trump boasts of America’s might, draws headshakes at UN

    Just as with North Korea last time around, Trump's attacks come as he seeks to negotiate a new nuclear deal with Iran . Mr Trump and Mr Rouhani's appearances at the UNGA come four months after the U.S. ditched a nuclear deal with Tehran.
    Apple doesn’t want sex or violence in its original shows, report says

    Apple doesn’t want sex or violence in its original shows, report says

    The Wall Street Journal also reports that Cook's decision was reached out of concerns for the service's consumer products sales. There were also main sexual acts and drug-related scenes in the show which were struck down by Apple CEO himself.

    Canada's PM sees possibility to build on U.S.-Mexico NAFTA deal

    Negotiations aimed at a new agreement have been underway for 13 months, but Canada and the US remain at loggerheads. There are very large issues", Lighthizer said at the Concordia policy summit in NY .
  • Mourinho: Again, Manchester United failed to kill the game

    Mourinho: Again, Manchester United failed to kill the game

    So, Manchester United got banged out by Derby County on penalties in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening. "That was our mistake". This incident occurred after Pogba commented on United's style of play in the 1-1 home draw v Wolves.
    McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh will be confirmed

    McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh will be confirmed

    Graham said former President Bill Clinton had a litany of sexual allegations against him, but many Democrats turned a blind eye. Lisa Murkowski , one of the key swing votes, wants the sexual assault allegation to be taken seriously.
    South Carolina County Braces For Severe Flooding From Florence

    South Carolina County Braces For Severe Flooding From Florence

    Tomlinson department store sent an empty truck normally used to stock stores and employees rushed to fill it with everything. The flooding has been going on for days in neighboring North Carolina already, the water slowly meandering to the coast.
  • Will Smith will do this weird  act to celebrate his birthday

    Will Smith will do this weird act to celebrate his birthday

    The tribe's Grand Canyon Resort Corporation insists that any event which takes place must be respectful of Hualapai culture. So they ( Yes Theory bosses) challenged me to bungee jumping and I was like, 'Ain't nobody challenge me to heli jumping.
    Cosby gets to 3 to 10 years for 2004 sex assault

    Cosby gets to 3 to 10 years for 2004 sex assault

    Cosby spokesperson Andrew Wyatt said the former TV star planned to remain silent when given the opportunity to address the court. The Temple University basketball administrator went to police a year later, only to have a prosecutor turn down the case.
    Philippine senator critical of Duterte arrested

    Philippine senator critical of Duterte arrested

    But the President himself said it was Calida who discovered flaws in the grant of Trillanes' amnesty. Senator Antonio Trillanes's mugshot was taken at Makati police headquarters, Sep 25, 2018.
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Reschedules Kavanaugh Vote for Friday Morning

    Senate Judiciary Committee Reschedules Kavanaugh Vote for Friday Morning

    Nor have any eyewitnesses been found, even though the New York Times and the New Yorker both contacted "several dozen" classmates. Ford's legal team on Monday had objected to the possibility Republicans would use an outside lawyer to question her.
    Competition committee to look at roughing the passer penalties

    Competition committee to look at roughing the passer penalties

    But the point of emphasis was driving the quarterback into the ground and landing on him with most of all of your body weight. Fans, players, and coaches aren't the only ones concerned about the enforcement of the rule.
    Virginia wildlife officials share 'extremely rare' photos of two-headed copperhead snake

    Virginia wildlife officials share 'extremely rare' photos of two-headed copperhead snake

    It headed odnovolova, or wood , a snake found on your lawn early in the month a resident of Woodbridge ( North Virginia ). The magazine said two-head snakes develop similarly to Siamese twins when an embryo does not properly split into two.


Popular

USA presses Hong Kong on freedoms after party ban
Beijing sees Taiwan as part of its territory awaiting unification, and is deeply suspicious of the island's relations with the US. The denial comes a day after the U.S.'s new 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of annual Chinese imports went into effect Monday.

7-year-old Malea Emma crushes national anthem at LA Galaxy game
Her name is Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja , she is 7 years old, and she can sing the national anthem better than you . And I tell her it's fine however she does.

Manchester United revenues hit record of £590m
Woodward has also come under fire after overseeing a summer transfer window during which United spent £68m to sign Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant.

Bill Cosby Sentencing Delayed Following Defense's Request to Re-Interview Witness
Andrea Constand and her family read their victim impact statements to the court and Andrea Constand delivered a brief statement. Constand tweeted Ephesians 4:26 early Monday, hours before Cosby's sentencing hearing was to get underway.

Jose Mourinho tells Paul Pogba he'll never captain Manchester United again
The poor run of form has come following a hard transfer window in which Mourinho repeatedly voiced his desire for more backing. Big Pogoodmorning everyone hope u get it twisted".

Bill Cosby SENTENCED: 'Sexually violent predator' Bill Cosby JAILED for sexual assault
On Monday, Green urged Judge Steven O'Neill to ignore the protests and activism surrounding the case and send Cosby home. Cliff Huxtable", Kevin Steele, the county district attorney who led the prosecution, told reporters afterwards.

Michael Kors ups the glamour, buys Versace for US$2B
For over 40 years, Versace has represented the epitome of Italian fashion luxury, a testament to the brand's timeless heritage ... He admitted that the brand's reach was bigger than its customer base and that "we need to convert those metrics".

Zimmer Says Vikings in Full Support of Everson Griffen Through 'Tough Times'
Griffen, 30, is in his ninth season with the Vikings, who made him a fourth-round draft pick in 2010 out of Southern California. Within minutes, Griffen's wife notified police that he was in a pickup truck with someone who didn't know what to do with him.

Storms predicted Tuesday could produce hazardous weather
Sunday looks like a fine autumn day, with partly cloudy skies, and highs in the mid to upper 60s (19 to 20 degrees Celsius). If you're wondering about foliage it's going to be somewhat late this year because of the warm start to the fall.

Making a Murderer Part 2 Teaser Announces Fall Release Date
In 2005, both Avery and Dassey were charged with another murder, following the disappearance of photographer Teresa Halbach . Netflix has finally announced a premiere date for the long-awaited second installment of Making a Murderer .