Have I been Pwned (HIBP) is a fantastic service that allows you to enter your email address and see every single possible data breach it has been involved in. Many Security services and organisations are looking to implement the service into their tools, and Mozilla is looking to do the same with Firefox’s new privacy enhancements.
Mozilla has announced that it will be launching a new secondary website called Firefox Monitor, which takes advantage of the free API that HIBP provides for anybody to use. Firefox Monitor will work the same as HIBP but with a few extra features.
Firefox Monitor will not only show you if your data was stolen, but the extent of it, and recommendations on how to secure your accounts going forward. Mozilla would also like to implement a feature that will notify users when their data has been included in a new breach.
Firefox Monitor is still in a testing phase, due to be rolled out to around 250,000 users, mostly based in the US. Mozilla is working with HIBP and Cloudflare to create a method of transmitting anonymised user data for their new service.
KitGuru Says: This is a fantastic idea from Firefox, HIBP is a valuable website that needs more exposure and using Firefox is a great way to achieve that. What do you make of Firefox Monitor?