Credential Exposure Removal Guide


This is the fourth step of a four-step process to request, freeze, and remove your personal information from within data broker, credit reporting, and password exposure services.

1: Data Request Guide
2: Credit Freeze Guide
3: Data Removal Guide
4: Credential Exposure Removal Guide

Credential Exposure Removal Resources


We all have credential exposure. Within thousands of database breaches, our email addresses, usernames, passwords, and other sensitive details are being shared across the internet. This has created business opportunities for online services which sell access to our private details. Numerous websites allow anyone to search your email address and see the breach in which it was associated, often along with a partial password. For a few bucks, many sites will show anyone the full password. Let's do something about that. The following steps allow you to remove your email address and exposed credentials from these services.

Have I Been Pwned
  • Conduct a search of your email address or username at https://haveibeenpwned.com/OptOut.
  • Click the link in the email confirmation.
  • Choose the "Remove email address completely" option.
Dehashed
  • Create a free burner account at https://dehashed.com.
  • Conduct a search of your email address or username.
  • Click "Request entry removal" link below each result.
  • Click the confirmation link within each email.
Leakcheck
  • Register for a free burner account at https://leakcheck.net.
  • Conduct a search of your email address.
  • If entries are present , send an email from the exposed address with a written removal request to [email protected]
  • Click the link within the confirmation email.
PSBDMP IntelX HudsonRock Leak-Lookup
  • Register for a free burner account at https://leak-lookup.com.
  • Conduct a search of your email address.
  • If entries are present , send an email from the exposed address with a written removal request to [email protected]
HackCheck
  • Register for a free burner account at https://hackcheck.io.
  • Conduct a search of your email address.
  • If entries are present , send an email from the exposed address with a written removal request to [email protected]
Breach Directory LeakPeek This will not eliminate your exposed credentials within the original breaches or the countless copies which are floating around. However, it will remove them from the most commonly used online lookup services. As always, change any exposed credentials immediately within your password manager and the services impacted.

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