Now you can check if your phone number It is among the millions of pieces of data in the latest massive Facebook leak.
A few days ago, we learned of the latest big Facebook scandal, a massive user data leak that accounts for over 533 million leaked accounts. Unfortunately, this is not the first such leak, nor the last.
It does not affect anything less than 11 million Spanish users of the social network, and in this breach much more than names and emails have been leaked. Facebook accumulates a lot of personal information and there is also personal information such as location, dates of birth, romantic status, places of work, phone numbers, descriptions of personal biographies and much more.
Has your number been disclosed? Check it out
The go-to website for checking whether our data has been compromised in any of the multiple security holes over the past few years is Have i Been Pwned, and now it allows us to verify phone numbers as well.
The operation of this website is very simple, until now we could enter our email or password and see in an instant if this data had appeared in a filtration. That way we could act.
Now do the same with the phone number, as its creator, Troy Hunt explains. The scale of this leak led him to add this function: among Facebook data, there are more than 500 million phone numbers from all over the planet.
Enter the telephone number with country code (34 in the case of Europe) and it will tell you if it is part of the leaks. Or not.
The only thing to keep in mind is that the international code should not be accompanied by the (+) symbol at the beginning.
Enable two-step verification
Obviously, if your number has been leaked, we can’t just change it to something else. In fact, we can, but as a rule, the phone number is a very personal data that accompanies us practically for life and that we will have associated with a multitude of services, contracts and, of course, shared with all our acquaintances.
However, if your data has been filtered in this breach (remember that you can also check your email and password), the best action you can take to protect yourself is to change the password to one. unique and more secure password, and activate the Two-step Facebook login
With two-step verification, anyone who tries to log into your account (will need to enter a unique temporary code).
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