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306 million passwords that should not be used appeared in Internet

Microsoft employee Troy Hunt launched an unusual online service. Using it, you can check whether a particular password has been compromised as a result of a data leakage.

Visitors of the website are greeted by a line where you have to enter a password. After that, the system checks if there is such a combination of symbols in the database.

The base was drawn up by Hunt from open sources. As a basis, he took publicly posted password lists, previously abducted by hackers from various Internet services. There are more than 300 million of them.