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October 12, 2011

Just one article today:

The Atlantic: Hacked!

A riveting article about the author’s wife losing her Gmail account to a hacker.  What caught my attention about this article is that a friend had an almost identical experience. Someone commandeered her Facebook and Gmail and sent a series of emails to everyone she knew asking for money. Gmail and Facebook were amazingly unhelpful — my friend was never able to get back in Facebook and lost all of her photos.  I think we forget that we don’t pay for these services and that means we really have no resource when things go wrong.  Time to change and strengthen our passwords!

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sian October 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm

perhaps avoid these…
http://tinyurl.com/68zpsx2

Julie October 12, 2011 at 7:06 pm

That article was terrifying. I love the reminder that your password is only as strong as the weakest security system you use it on. I’m guilty of reusing passwords — far too often! Time to invest a bit of time into securing them.

gia October 12, 2011 at 7:29 pm

I got off facebook, but you know it keeps all your profile stuff for if you come back. Ugh, it would be nice if it deleted it.

rh October 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I had my hotmail account hacked and it would send emails to my entire address book telling them to buy various technology (from ME!) Hotmail was no help and this went on for around a year. nightmare. i dont use facebook, i have never felt the need.

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