Monitor your email address for data breaches

November 30, 2015

There was other big data breach in the last days, this time at VTech. You don’t know it? You most likely don’t have young kids.

Wikipedia has following on the company:
VTech (Traditional Chinese: 偉易達) is a Hong Kong global supplier of electronic learning products from infancy to preschool and the world’s largest manufacturer of cordless phones. It is also one of the top 50 electronic manufacturing services providers globally.

Anyway a friend of mine with a child asked me, if they (he and his kid) are affected and how he should check. The easiest way I know to get information about your email address or username is to use a free service from the security researcher Troy Hunt called

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You can also add your email address to get informed if your email has been part of a new breach.

ps: Just check you’re mail address … its not that unlikely that you’re affected by at least one breach … my tip is the Adobe breach … was the biggest one. 😉

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