I open this thread because I would like to know more about Watchtower service after reading this on The Inquirer: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2456948/huge-data-breach-sees-millions-of-gmail-hotmail-and-yahoo-mail-account-details-stolen
Accordingly to what I read on your blogs, forums and knowledge bases (and if I'm not wrong), Watchtower service was created to confront the Heartbleed bug that appeared two years ago. It analyzed our login items and told us if any of them belonged to compromised website.
But, what does it do now? What does it analyze? Does it detect more vulnerabilities than Heartbleed one? Do you have any example?
I thought you could automatically tell Watchtower to warn users about leaks and steals like the one The Inquirer talks about, even when it seems to be awaiting for confirmation.
Maybe you could "manually" send Watchtower alerts when you read this kind of news and Watchtower would automatically show an alert banner on those items related to the compromised sites (Yahoo, Microsoft, Google, etc. in this case).
I understand maybe you want to read this kind of information from a reliable and trustworthy source (for example, Google team confirming this) but prevention could be better.
It would be like: "Ey, I'm an employee at AgileBits in charge of Watchtower and have just read that millions of Google accounts have been compromised. It's not officially confirmed by Google but I will push Watchtower to show a warning to all of our users who have items related to Google, suggesting them to change their passwords".
As I said before, this could be a false alarm and nothing were stolen or leaked but, in my opinion, better safe than sorry, and I would really appreciate if Watchtower make know this kind of issues: "Hello, we have received and read that some accounts from this service could have been compromised. We recommend you changing your password as soon as possible. As you know: better safe than sorry".
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