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You've been Pwned!

Another day, another data breach. Emails, passwords hacked and put online for sale. The breaches have become so common that we don't pay attention anymore. Old news. Yawn. You get an email asking you to change your password. You go to the offending website, change your password and then forget about it - feeling safe in the knowledge that you've protected yourself from those fiendish hackers.

But wait. That's not nearly enough.

Ask yourself - do you use the same email and password combination on any other site? What about that cheepo.com service you signed up for 3 years ago using the exact strong password as your bank website?

The email didn't mention that, did it?

Here's the problem. Anyone can take your email and password combination and use it to get access to your secure bank website. "Hello sir/madam, welcome back. Take all you want. It's been great doing business with you. Bye".

So what can you do about it?

First, find out if your account has b…