Ginny's RI House Hunt Blog: January 2019

Have You Checked Whether Your Email Has Been Hacked?

Hacked Emails And Passwords by Microsoft Regional Director Breaks the Story

 

Serious stuff for all to be concerned about.  It goes back over two years and over 773 million people's emails and passwords are up for grabs.  A compilation of many smaller breaches that was discovered by this Microsoft Director.  

First you need to check all your email accounts to see if they have been breached and then check current and past passwords.  

Check all emails here:  https://haveibeenpwned.com/

 

Check your passwords here:  https://haveibeenpwned.com/Passwords

 

I have found two of my accounts have been breached.  None of my passwords have been breached but it is again another wake up call to use 16 character passwords as a must.  Never, ever use the same password on multiple accounts.  

 

If you find you have been breached it may be from a past breach and it is assumed that these breaches go back as far as two years.  You still may have your accounts at risk.

 

Also, never share your passwords to your accounts by EMAIL...always use a Google Doc or a secure attachment.  Especially with your webmaster, etc.  and change them too periodically.  

 

Just words for the wise and my friends.

 

Data breaches are treacherous for all of us and our personal information.

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the RI waterfront Realtor of Choice

 

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