Mozilla To Integrate ‘Have I Been Pwned’ In Firefox
Have I Been Pwned is an online database of email addresses and sometimes passwords that were involved in data leaks, and you can easily check if your login data has been compromised. Mozilla, the creator of the Firefox browser, has announced a cooperation with Troy Hunt, the administrator of the Have I Been Pwned database.
In a future Firefox version, users will be notified when they use login details that have been leaked and are considered to be unsafe. Mozilla is naming the new feature Firefox Monitor and it will use the Have I Been Pwned database to prevent users from entering unsafe login details.
In light of the recent privacy concerns, Mozilla has stated that looking up the email addresses in the database will happen in a privacy-friendly manner. The online database of compromised logins offers a similar service, and password manager 1Password also features an integration with the database with the Watchtower functionality.
Mozilla will start testing its Firefox Monitor functionality in the coming weeks. A quarter of a million users, primarily in the United States, will test the feature as soon as next week.
If you’d like to see if your email addresses were involved in a data leak, you can always check the database yourself at haveibeenpwned.com.