Are you affected by Adobe's hack?

Tags: websites, security.
By lucb1e on 2013-11-03 22:29:32 +0100

I wrote a tool that checks whether your email address and password were among the ones hacked at Adobe. It won't be online forever, just for a few days I think.

You can find it here:

The reason it won't be online forever is because it needs a daemon to run. Searching a 10GB file is not trivial, so instead of searching it for everyone individually I wrote a program that does it in the background (daemon). Whenever someone adds a search, it is added to the database. The daemon checks every few seconds whether any (and how many) searches have been added, and runs all searches at the same time.

I would load the file into RAM... but I just don't have that much ram. I suppose I could do something when distributing it across a few computers, but I don't think it's that important. So because my desktop computer needs to be on all the time, I can't keep this page up forever. Have fun while it lasts though!

Update 10 Nov 23:50: Searches will only be performed a few times a day from now on. You can still keep submitting queries though!

Update 14 Nov: This is the last time I'll answer the question of where to get the file: Google it. Also try googling for users.tar.gz. I personally got it by searching Twitter for users.tar.gz, but I'm not sure how far you'd have to scroll. Just do some effort, I won't provide a download link (it's potentially illegal too, though the act of downloading and storing it is not in the Netherlands).
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