Finds of the Week: Was Your Gmail Hacked?, Create & Publish eBooks For Free, Science Dictionary


Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

Check If Your Account Has Been Compromised In A Data Breach
';--Have I been pwned let's you check if an email address or password has been involved in a data breach for numerous sites.
With the recent reports that 5 million valid Gmail and Passwords were leaked now is a good time to check your accounts. ';--Have I been pwnd checks not only Gmail but several other companies that have had security breaches. Check the Pwned site tab for who's been pwned and whose been pwned but excluded.
Note: Representatives from Google report that the list of Gmail addresses was created by combining lists of previously compromised email addresses and no new accounts have been compromised. Still, changing passwords on a regular basis is an important part of your online security.

Create and Publish eBooks For Free
Liberio is a platform for simple eBook creation and one click publishing using Google Drive. You can share your ebooks online, send them to Google Play, and Kindle. From the site "Liberio produces ePubs compliant to the official standard. Your books will be ready for all major eBook stores like Amazon™, Google Play™ Books or the iBooks™ Store. Share your books on Facebook™, Twitter™ and Google+™ directly from Liberio."

The World's Largest Online Science Dictionary
From the site "The Science Dictionary is the most comprehensive source of science definitions online with over 38K science terms written and created by our global team of scientists and academic professionals." I regularly come across words related to science and medicine. Definitions can occasionally be hard to find, making this site a little gem.

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I entered a user name on ...pwned and found out it had been breached.
But I can't find any way to discover which site is involved.
Did I miss something?

When you entered your username and it came up breached there should be a message directly under the box where you entered your user name. It should say: Oh no — pwned! Pwned on X breached sites Under this there should be a list of the sites you were pwned on that starts out with: Breaches you were pwned in A "breach" is an incident where a site's data has been illegally accessed by hackers and then released publicly. Review the types of data that were compromised (email addresses, passwords, credit cards etc.) and take appropriate action, such as changing passwords. [site you were pwned in] Hope that helps. :)