You wouldn’t leave your front door unlocked
Or your garage door wide open
What about your online accounts?
Your most important assets today are online
AlwaysMind constantly monitors your accounts
Notifies you when at risk, and helps you protect them!
What about your online accounts?
Our most important assets today are online.
Always mind is your 24/7 personal online accounts alarm system.
We constantly monitor and analyze reports on data breaches and leaks and let you know when your accounts are at risk and how to minimize your risks in quick and easy practical steps.
In simple words, to be hacked means that one or more of the online services you use, suffered data breach or data leak.
That means - your email address, phone number, your username, passwords or any other personal information may be available to and abused by hackers.
When a responsible online service provider discovers a data breach or a data leak, they usually announce it publicly and send emails to their customers.
In some cases, the affected organization is not aware of the breach until it is publicly exposed by the hackers or by security experts.
We, at AlwaysMind, monitor for data breaches and analyze which online services you use, so that we can alert you when your accounts are at risk.
Many people ask us, “why should I care about a data breach of a service I use?” or “I don’t have anything to hide, let the hackers play with my personal information and tell me if they find some interesting stuff” - while that’s might sound like a healthy approach for how to deal with the new reality, in which our data is practically everywhere, it is strongly advised not to neglect your personal information, and to minimize the risk of someone using it to get into your online accounts.
For example, if you used the same password for more than one account - it’s enough that one of these services (even one you no longer use) is breached, to let hackers access your login information and use it to access many of your online accounts.
Avoiding most of these implications is surprisingly easy - changing a password is quick, plus many services allow you to add a second authentication method, which protects you from hackers accessing your account.
So, you should care, and it’s quite easy to get a better protection than most users have today.
Thanks for asking!
We established AlwaysMind in order to bring this subject into awareness, and provide you clear and accessible information about your data exposure and how you can be better protected.
We are tech people. We enjoy using the web like everyone else, and we have built web products that served hundreds of millions people for many years.
We have parents and kids, and friends who ask us many times about a data breach here and about a data leak there. We get messenger notifications, WhatsApp texts, Facebook tags, Tweets and so on, asking for our opinion of “is it safe” and “how can I protect my accounts'', “should I change my password”, “is it safe to add my phone number” - during the recent Covid year, these questions volume increased by at least 5x - and the solution is simple and at hand, so instead of keeping it just to friends and family, we decided to build AlwaysMind and answer all of those questions in one place.
We hope you find it helpful. If you do, please share it with your friends and family, so they can be better protected as well.
Well, we most most likely don’t know you in person.
We just search the email address you type in, in publicly available data sources, then provide you the report about services you use which were breached, services you have accounts at, connected emails and phone numbers you may own, your name, profile picture and so on, and monitors these services for you.
Most of this information, you could see by just Googling your name or looking on your public social profiles. Some of it is a little more tedious to find, but the computer algorithm never sleeps and works fast, so it has the time and resources to process and analyze it - it’s accessible for you as well if you have the time and the patience to look.
The bad news - anything that our system finds about you is accessible for any not so sophisticated hacker as well.
The good news - we’ll do the work for you - we’ll show you where you might be at risk and what can be done about it.
As described above, the public data breaches information can be found by anyone - however, we will not let you just type any email address you’d like and use our system to potentially find out about other people’s private information…
If you are concerned about your friends and family - feel free to tell them about AlwaysMind. Warn your friends about data breaches you find about, and help them be more protected.
If you are specifically marked as a target by hackers, we are not the go to place for you. For most of us, the common answer would be - use unique passwords, i.e. never use the same password for different services. That’s easier said than done. In practice, we keep our personal services protected by adding two factor authentication, wherever possible, and by using Google login (or as sometimes referred as “Continue with Google”), Facebook connect, Twitter connect, LinkedIn connect, and in general Social connect, instead of creating more usernames and passwords. Why? since these companies has the power, knowledge and best interest to keep our identity and assets safe. They don’t let just any random app use their authentication services, so that’s one more layer of protection, and any permission given by the social well known giants, can be managed by the user and canceled or revoked via a centralized accessible menu, when needed.
We know it’s confusing, but the simple answer is No, AlwaysMind is not an Identity Protection service.
While Identity-protection services are important and can help you fight imposters and get compensated about damages they can do, AlwaysMind proactively marks risks of more common threats, such as passwords hacking or accounts takeover, which you are probably already impacted by (as most of the online users these years). We are here to help you protect your online accounts, and as a byproduct that helps you kick out imposters as well, but we are not an identity-protection service at all.
Be aware of your online exposure. Make sure you know the whereabouts of your data and don't be easily tempted to give away information.
Use strong &unique passwords. Be original with passwords and never recycle between accounts (a good option is to use a password manager).
And... put your email address using the box above, and continue from there.