Google’s Dark Web Report feature: Now you can see if your personal data has been leaked or not
The dark web is the hidden part of the internet that traditional search engines can’t find.
The dark web is the hidden part of the internet that traditional search engines can’t find. It is often used for illegal activities such as stolen data and selling malware. However, the dark web can also be used for legitimate purposes, such as anonymous communication and research.
One danger of the dark web is that it can be used to sell stolen personal information. This data can include name, address, phone number, email address, social security number, and credit card number. If your personal information appears on the dark web, criminals can use it for identity theft, fraud, or other crimes.
Google recently launched a new feature called Dark Web Report. This feature allows you to search for your own data on the dark web. If Google finds any of your personal data on the dark web, it will send you a notification and recommend steps you can take to protect it.
You must have a paid Google One subscription to use Dark Web Report. You can set up a Dark Web Report profile by visiting a Google One website and clicking on the "Dark Web Report" tab. Once you create a profile, Google will start searching the dark web for your personal data.
Google will search the dark web for the following types of personal data.
Email address available
Social Security Number
Credit card numbers
The name he uses
If Google sees any of your personal data on the dark web, it will send you a notification.
The report will include information about the acquired data, such as the type of data and the date of publication. Google will also recommend steps to protect yourself, such as changing your password and enabling two-factor authentication.
Dark Web Report is a valuable tool for protecting your personal data. However, it is important to note that this is not a perfect solution. Google can’t crawl the entire dark web, so it’s possible that your personal data could be on the dark web without Google.
Here are some more tips to protect your personal data:
Use strong passwords and enable two-factor authentication for all your online accounts.
Be careful with the information you share online. Only share your personal information with websites and companies you trust.
Be careful about clicking on links in emails and text messages. These links can lead to phishing websites designed to steal your personal information.
Update your software. Software updates often include security patches that can help protect your devices from malware and other threats.
By following these tips, you can help protect your personal data from getting on the dark web and being used by criminals.