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I am always suspect of sites like this. Asking for an email, etc.. in return for some info on that email. Or they will "check" your password security if you only type it in the data entry box provided (LOL). On those sites, they will tell you how many thousands of years it will take the fastest computer to crack your new password (that is before you just entered it for checking of course - now someone has it and it will only take a day to include that password as a trial entry when trying to hack in). I always think they are asking for your email address, password check, etc.. and now they have connected that email, password check with info from your cookies, browser history, etc..

Could be a "honey pot" trap - offers something sweet and really you get nothing. The site gets more info from you that what you have gotten back.


I checked on this web address pipl.com - connected to a server in China or North Korea.


(just kidding ! - got you scared for a second)
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