Time to change your password

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The BBC has released these three articles in the last two days suggesting that over 20,000 Microsoft web-based email accounts have been hacked. This includes Hotmail and Live email accounts. The third article suggests that GMail is being targeted as well:

Here are some best practices for passwords and email use:

  • Do change your passwords on a regular basis (every six months or so)
  • Do use long complex pass-phrases rather than passwords where you can
  • Do change all of your passwords if you notice something suspicious
  • Do take identity theft seriously
  • Do use up-to-date anti-virus and a firewall
  • Do NOT click on links in emails, EVER
  • Do NOT use the same password at multiple sites
Hope your accounts have not been compromised!

Till next time,
Jorge Orchilles

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property said...

Thanks for your suggestions.I will take it into consideration,since in order to remember them easily,I always use the same password in multiple sites...

October 13, 2009 at 2:30 AM