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TL;DR: Here’s a quick way to check if your Facebook account has been compromised by leaks.

The latest news on the leaked Facebook accounts should serve as a warning for everyone to take data security.

Should you want to find out if your accounts have been compromised by leaked datasets, there’s a quick and easy guide you can do to find to check.

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Thankfully, there’s a site made specifically for this. Have I Been Pwned is a site that allows Internet users to check if their personal data are part of data breaches.

Have I Been Pwned?

To use it, just go to Have I Been Pwned and enter the email address (the one you use on social media networks or just the one you want to check).

The site will then list down all sites you are compromised and which data breach it was included.

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The next step is for you to go to each website or service you use and change your passwords.

Alternatively, Chrome and Edge browsers also have a feature that checks if your passwords are compromised. This option is only applicable, though, if you use the browsers’ password managers.

To ensure the security of your Facebook account, it’s best to change it every month. Check out our tutorial on how to do it. And be sure to activate two-factor authentication as well to add another layer of security.

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Bryan is a tech enthusiast and self-admitted geek who enjoys blogging and watching NBA clips on YouTube. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations from different industries such as telecommunications and banking.

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