(PRWEB) August 24, 2012
Should I Change My Password (https://shouldichangemypassword.com), an online service that allows anyone to check whether their email address and password may have been compromised online, has unveiled new features this week, making it even easier for web users to protect their online accounts.
Subscribers are now able to nominate email addresses to be monitored by Should I Change My Password’s Email Watchdog. If any of these addresses are found in a compromise, the account holder will be notified immediately.
The Email Watchdog service is free of charge for up to 10 email addresses, with a small annual charge for those wanting to track more email addresses.
For business and website owners, domain-level email tracking is also available, allowing the monitoring of unlimited email addresses on a single domain.
Avalanche Technology Group (http://www.avalanche.com.au), the company behind Should I Change My Password, is no stranger to the security scene, with antivirus company AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd, and online backup provider Carbonite Australia in its portfolio.
Shayne Tilley, Avalanche’s Commercial Manager, said “We’re very excited to be able to offer the email tracking services to the public. The ‘set and forget’ nature means that you can leave the hard work up to us, knowing that if we come across your email in a compromise, you’ll be the first to know.”
The announcement comes hot on the heels of breaches to high-profile websites such as Yahoo! Voice, Twitter, and LinkedIn where millions of users’ passwords and email addresses have been leaked online.
Should I Change My Password aggregates databases from hacked websites so users can check their email addresses in one central spot rather than hunt down the databases themselves, which are often hosted in some unsavoury areas of the Internet.
With over 13 million compromised email addresses and passwords discovered in just over 12 months, it’s evident that many websites are using poor security measures and putting their users at risk.
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