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Offline iup1994

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Hack Alerts feature - Looking for documentation on feature
« on: April 02, 2021, 05:43:39 PM »
I tried to search Avast website and this forum to learn more about the Hack Alerts feature recently added.  Is there a description of where Avast pulls their data?   I noticed Hack Alerts lists 6 instances of my email address leaked online while Have I Been Pwned lists 10.  I guess I'm not understanding why Avast's new feature doesn't at least include the same breaches as Have I Been Pwned?

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Re: Hack Alerts feature - Looking for documentation on feature
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 01:31:14 PM »
As you already mentioned, the feature is new and there's no FAQ article (yet).
But afaik, it's based on Avast Hack-Check: https://www.avast.com/hackcheck
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Re: Hack Alerts feature - Looking for documentation on feature
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2021, 03:37:48 PM »
As you already mentioned, the feature is new and there's no FAQ article (yet).
But afaik, it's based on Avast Hack-Check: https://www.avast.com/hackcheck
It may also be a watered down version of Avast BreachGuard.
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Re: Hack Alerts feature - Looking for documentation on feature
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2021, 11:00:28 PM »
I use Blur, to generate disposable emails which can then be disabled when the corespondant becomes a pest.  Is there some way to submit a list of emails (rather than individually, one after another) for Hack Check to evaluate?

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Re: Hack Alerts feature - Looking for documentation on feature
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2021, 01:37:53 AM »
I use Blur, to generate disposable emails which can then be disabled when the corespondant becomes a pest.  Is there some way to submit a list of emails (rather than individually, one after another) for Hack Check to evaluate?
None that I know of.
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