Mozilla has delivered on its promise that it made earlier this year to launch Firefox Monitor. The new tool will help beef up cybersecurity of your online accounts. The company had been working on the tool through the summer in association with Have I been Pwned.
Firefox Monitor was initially launched as an experimental service but is now officially available on Firefox. The Firefox service will ask you for your email and alert you in case any of your accounts get hacked. This tool is one of the many data and privacy features that Mozilla is working on.
In the age of data breaches this tool will give the Firefox’s users a small window where they will be able to possibly change their passwords if their accounts show up in the lists of existing data breaches. The tool just asks for your email-id to verify if your account has showed up in Have I been Pwned’s massive database. You can sign up for the service to get alerts.
Let’s face it, the news of data breaches are released well after a great number of people are already affected. And it’s hard to get into action as soon as news like these break out. This tool will help to get updates faster and will facilitate timely user response.