If you’ve been keeping up to date with the news over the last few years, you may have noticed that a lot of companies, big and small have been getting hacked.

This means that if you ever had an account with a website such as Adobe, LinkedIn, Facebook or even an old Myspace account that you may have forgot about, then chances are that your password is for sale on the internet right now.

That’s why it’s good practice to change passwords every three months.

Even if you don’t think you’ve signed up to any website like that, it’s always a good idea to check.

You can check any email address for free at the following trusted website https://haveibeenpwned.com, which was created by Microsoft Regional Director, Troy Hunt.

If it turns out that your email address has been hacked, I recommend changing the password immediately on all of your online accounts. I would even go so far as to recommend getting a new email address.