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The popular leak database access service Leakprobe, also developer of PasswordPal password manager, is adding a key feature to it's premium plans for users.
The website has 4 plans (bronze, silver, gold, and diamond) that provide various levels of access to the Leakprobe API ranging from 5 API calls on a daily plan to 1000 API calls on a monthly subscription. The new feature that is being added is the nefarious credential removal, which will be available on both the Gold plan and the Diamond plan; the feature is marketed as assisting users in increasing their password security, and ultimately preventing unauthorized access and analysis of users credentials.
With credential removal, Leakprobe subscribers or the general public will no longer have access to leaked data of the accounts that are removed via the plan. Thousands of visitors search Leakprobe a month, and the searches that match the credentials of the user that is signed up for Credential Removal Service will have their data wiped. No one will be able to access their credentials from the data breach, although original documents may still contain the said user data. Leakprobe administrators hope that this will not only help to boost profits, but also increase the accountability of Internet users whom are interested in the Leakprobe service.
Credential removal will be added by the end of the year, finishing off an impressive Q4 record of the company's incorporation. Only one quarter in age, Leakprobe hopes to improve their user base, revenue, and search engine optimization in preparation for the year 2019. The next upcoming features after credential removal will likely be credential notifications, which are available with the PasswordPal + Leakprobe API usage plan, and an expansive growth in leaked databases. According to internal Leakprobe marketers, their plan is still to create the largest plain-text leak database on the planet, leaving them shy of 2-3 billion user credentials. However, credential removal doesn't seem to be expected to affect the database size -- only possible hundreds are expected to engage in it's usage, removing a comparative handful of accounts.
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