February 17, 2021 | 08:00

Leak Checker Comparison

There is an uneasy feeling when reading reports of major hacks and data leaks. Am I exposed is the main question. Leak checkers promise to provide answers. The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam runs a well-known plattform1, another from the University of Bonn2 is slightly less popular. Both share the same functional principle: Get an email, compare it with a database full of leaks, send back the answer. The details are where the differences lie, and unfortunately they are not comfortable. Read more

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