Firefox is now offering free Dark Web Monitoring and you can sign up with 2 simple steps.
Step 1 – Visit monitor.firefox.com to see if your email has been part of a data breach
Visit monitor.firefox.com for the Free Dark Web Monitoring From Firefox and type in your email address. Firefox has obtained a partnership with Troy Hunt’s “Have I Been Pwned,” your email address will be scanned against a database that serves as a library of data breaches. Afterwards Firefox will let you know if your email address and/or personal info was involved in a publicly known past data breach. Once you know where your email address was compromised you should change your password and any other place where you’ve used that password.
Step 2 – Learn about future data breaches
Sign up for Firefox Monitor using your any and multiple email address and they will notify you about data breaches. Your email address will be scanned against those data breaches, and then they will let you know through a private email if you were involved.
If you’re wondering about how they handling your email address, rest assured Firefox will protect your email address when it’s scanned. Firefox has talked about the technical details on how that works when they first launched the experiment. This is all in keeping with their principles at Mozilla, where they always looking for features that will protect people’s privacy and give them greater control when they’re online.
Firefox Monitor is just one of many things that they are rolling out this Fall to help people stay safe while online. Recently, they also announced their roadmap to anti-tracking and in the next couple of months, they will release more features to arm and protect people’s rights online. For more on how to use Firefox Monitor, check out the Firefox Frontier blog. If you want to know more about the Firefox Monitor journey and how your feedback set this service in motion visit Matt Grimes’ Medium blog post.
Check out Firefox Monitor to see if you’ve been part of a data breach, and sign up to know if you’ve been affected the next time a data breach happens.