How to receive breach notifications from Firefox Monitor

See in this article how you can receive notifications of any email breaches from Mozilla Firefox Monitor.

The Mozilla company brought in 2018 the Firefox Monitor, a network detecting email breaches.

What is Firefox Monitor?
Firefox Monitor is a service provided by Mozilla, in conjunction with “Have I Been Pwned", To monitor whether your data has been exposed to an online data breach.

Η Firefox Monitor service Mozilla receives your email address and scans it in a library of known data breaches to see if you have been affected. A scan from Firefox Monitor will look for public data breaches dating back to 2007.

Likewise, even if your email hasn't been hacked, you can sign up to receive in case of any future breach of your email address. Best of all, you don't have to use it Firefox to take advantage of Firefox Monitor.

How to use Firefox Monitor
Getting started with Firefox Monitor is a simple process. Just visit him Firefox Monitor website . You will receive an invitation to check an email address for known data breaches. Go ahead and enter an email address and press the "Check for violations" button. The whole process can be done in any browser, with any email address.

Once you submit an email address, you will quickly receive results showing how many, if any, data breaches there are for your address.

Now, if you want to be notified immediately of a future breach, click the "Notify me of new breach" button and you will be prompted to sign in to a Firefox account. Note that you do not need to use Firefox to sign up for a Firefox account.

However, you will need a Firefox account if you want to sign up for ongoing monitoring and alerts. The site will guide you in creating such an account.

Of course, you will first need to confirm that the email exists and secondly that you manage it. You must fill in the 6-digit code that will be sent to your email.

Once logged in, you will be taken to a breach summary page that tells you how many data breaches have been linked to your email account. This page will also confirm how many emails are being actively monitored for future data breaches.

You will also receive a relevant report via your email.

You are done. If the email address you entered is caught in a data breach, you will be notified immediately. Keep in mind, however, that it can take time to discover, verify, and add data breaches to public databases. So, there can be a time gap between when the breach and when Firefox Monitor will notify you.

Unregister from Firefox Monitor
If you decide you no longer want to join Firefox Monitor, unsubscribing is a fairly simple process. To do this, you must visit the Firefox Monitor website and sign in to your Firefox account.

Once you're logged in, you'll see your profile icon in the far right corner . Κάντε κλικ στο εικονίδιο του προφίλ σας και θα δείτε ένα αναπτυσσόμενο μενού. Από το αναπτυσσόμενο μενού, κάντε κλικ στην επιλογή “Προτιμήσεις” για να ανοίξετε τις ρυθμίσεις για το Firefox Monitor.

At the bottom of the page, you will see an option to "Remove Firefox Monitor" that will allow you to opt out of receiving any future Firefox Monitor emails.

Once you click the "Remove Firefox Monitor" button, you will be prompted to confirm the selection. Once you do, you will be logged out and returned to the Firefox Monitor homepage. Your Firefox account will remain active and you can login at any time.

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