'Hacked?' for Windows 10 lets you quickly check if you're involved in a data breach

'Hacked?' is a new app for Windows 10 PC and Mobile that allows you to check if any of your online accounts have been involved in a data breach. It uses the Have I been pwned? API to retrieve information on breaches that your email address is linked to.

When you first start up the app, it informs you of how your email address is used once you enter it, stating that it is only passed to the Have I been pwned? service and not sent anywhere else. Once your account is added, it will show you a list of any breaches that your email address is known to have been involved in.

A handy feature of 'Hacked?' is that you can enable background monitoring. This allows it to automatically check for new breaches every 12 hours and lets you know if you are involved. This means you will no longer need to manually check each time a new leak of data is reported, as you'll instead be notified automatically, across your Windows 10 devices.

This is only the initial release of the app. More updates are expected from Lancelot Software, the development studio behind the app. You will notice some UI (user interface) issues, such as the email address input box showing the text as white, meaning you can't see the email address entered, as well as the navigation pane looking a little odd. You may also receive a few pop-up errors every now and then, including a periodic "something went wrong while searching for breaches" error, although these appear to have no impact on actual usage of the app.

The growing number of data leaks from popular online services is an ever-increasing concern. However, this app should go a long way towards helping you stay aware of the security of your data. Recent breaches include 427 million passwords on MySpace, along with 100,000 user details on a hardcore fetish forum.

If you'd like to take a look at the app, check out the gallery below.

You can grab the app from the Windows Store now, for Windows 10 PC and Mobile.

Source: WinBeta

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