The dark web: Staying safe on the internet you don’t see


If hackers dump your personal data onto the dark web, you need to know about it. Dashlane Dark Web Monitoring can sound the alarm.
If hackers dump your personal data onto the dark web, you need to know about it.
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This post is presented by Dashlane.

On the web you don’t see, hackers constantly upload lists of passwords, usernames, Social Security and phone numbers, addresses and other personal information every day. Do you know if your data is being bought and sold on the dark web? Using a service like Dashlane can give you the answer.

Dashlane does much more than making it easy to manage all your passwords. It also enhances your online security by scanning the dark web for personal data exposed by hackers. It’s a fast, easy way to see if your personal data is being bought and sold by bad actors.

Dashlane Dark Web Monitoring

Dashlane’s new Dark Web Monitoring feature scans the web for users’ leaked personal data. It searches out critical things like user names, passwords, credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, phone numbers, postal or IP addresses — you get the idea. Dashlane Premium members can enter their email addresses and initiate a scan manually to check their security status.

Dashlane is all about good security habits. The service sends alerts when it detects leaked data, along with straightforward options for taking action. You can easily change affected passwords, for example. (If Dashlane lists them as compromised, so you should never use them again.)

You can sign up for Dashlane Dark Web Monitoring on up to five profile email addresses. Any threat detected in connection with your accounts will trigger alerts delivered straight through Dashlane.

To ramp up this this powerful feature, Dashlane partnered with SpyCloud, a provider of dark web data about hacks and breaches. That info joins some 12 billion records on Dashlane’s secure servers. The service adds almost a million new records every day, which gives you a sense of how real the threat is. (Dashlane assures that all user data stays on its servers, with none passed to third parties.)

Get Dashlane password manager — it’s free!

In the days of identity theft and other online threats, password managers are a must. That’s why Cult of Mac got serious and made Dashlane its official password manager. Dashlane offers a free and easy way to guard all your accounts with super-secure passwords, while you only need to remember one.

But using strong passwords — which Dashlane makes incredibly easy on iOS and Mac devices — is just the first step in ensuring that your personal information doesn’t end up for sale by crooks.

In fact, there’s a thriving market for stolen data. Scanning the dark online regions where stolen personal data pops up offers a deeper layer of security. And Dashlane simplifies the process of repairing breaches if and when they arise.

To get Dark Web Monitoring, just sign up for Dashlane Premium, which you should be using anyway.

Price: Free, with premium options available

Download from: Dashlane


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