Mozilla has launched a new service to help people secure their accounts after a privacy breach. Called Firefox Monitor, the service has been introduced in partnership with “Have I Been Pwned,”.
The service will allow users to check if their credentials were leaked during a data breach. The tool was launched after an extensive testing and is supposed to help users after a data breach. You can head below to check out Mozilla’s video explaining the new feature and how it can help users.
In order to use the feature in an event of a data breach, you will need to follow the steps below.
- Go to monitor.firefox.com.
- Type in your email address. Mozilla will use the email ID to match it with the database that serves as the library of data breaches.
- Once done, Mozilla will let you know if your credentials were leaked during the data breach.
If your credentials were compromised then make sure to change your password immediately to avoid unauthorized access to the account. If you think this is too much of work then sign up on the service and Mozilla will notify you through an email if your credentials were compromised in a data breach. Mozilla also assured that the email addresses shared with them are safe and you don’t need to worry about them.
With the new feature, Mozilla is trying hard to compete with Google Chrome which dominates the browser market.