Revamp of ‘Pwned Passwords’ Boosts Privacy and Size of Database

February 27, 2018

Researcher Troy Hunt announced a major revamp of his Pwned Passwords tool that includes more passwords, added features and tightened privacy for organizations who want to check if their in-use passwords can easily be cracked.

In V2 of Pwned Passwords, launched last week, Hunt updated his password data set from 320 million passwords to 501 million new passwords, pulled from almost 3,000 breaches over the past year.

These new data sources come courtesy of the Onliner Spambot Dump breach from August that collected 711 million email credentials and server login data. Also included in V2 of Pwned Passwords are the 1.4 billion clear text credentials discovered in December.

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