I have had a recurring message from my Browser Chrome over the last few days, each time I login
‘A data breach on a site or app exposed your password. Chrome recommends changing your passwork on www.mx5oc.co.uk’
Not noticed any comment on this from anyone else so hopefully just my potential issue. I have assumed this is a side effect of recent work done on the server so not too worried about it?
Normally alerts like this are because of passwords being leaked through other hacks/breaches, and Chrome spotting that your username and password combination is public knowledge.
So rather than it being our data that is breached, it could be that you used the same email/password combination somewhere else. Quite a good website for this sort of thing is https://haveibeenpwned.com which will help identify any leaks that your email has been involved in. It is a near certainty that if you use the internet, that they have been leaked at least once.
Well worth running the password checkup at Google too.
Thanks for the replies.
It was a google passwords style message and specific to www.mx5oc.co.uk
Given recent server work and several recent unsuccessful attempts to login to the forum, particularly on Sunday I just put 2 and 2 together.
Familiar with the pwned website check and nothing new on there for my email.
As you say it is likely that any email address used on the internet will have a couple of entries.
My email has 6 but they are all old entries with the main breaches being a big one(several of the 6 entries) on a mobile phone forum about 5 years ago.
Hopefully no-one else will have had the same problem and just an unconnected concidence.
worth checking your email against this database checker.