The Pwned buzz and why you really don't need this database
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If you watched your social media channels over the last few days, you probably haven’t missed the media buzz about the launch of the new Pwned V2 Passwords database, not least because of our popular competitor 1Password integrating it as a service for you, so you can check if your beloved passwords have been compromised.
The database contains the SHA-1 hashes of half a billion leaked passwords. So if you want a new and secure password, you can now easily check it against a fairly large collection of known bad and compromised passwords. Neat, right?
Well…, we do appreciate the ’;–have i been pwned? service to check if one of your accounts has been stolen immensely, but let me explain why you really don’t need a database of bad passwords.