Before I begin today's post I must once again apologize to any of you if you've receive the bogus emails that were sent out with my name on them. I'm so sorry for any inconvenience. My email account was hacked into and I fear that many received these SPAM emails. I was very upset when this happened and hope it has been corrected.
Anyway here it is FANTASTIC FRIDAY!
Fridays are most always great days for me and though I'm no longer working the memories of how good it felt to have another work week come to a close remain.
This week was a good one all the way round until I let myself become very upset over having my email account hacked into so today I decided I would look for ways to prevent that from ever happening again.
This is what I found:
Email hacking is becoming a common problem of web users. As more people have become dependent on the internet for almost everything they need, a vast amount of sensitive information is now within reach of unscrupulous individuals known as hackers.
Change your password.
If you learn that your email has been hacked, change your password immediately. Choose one that won’t be guessed easily.
Choose a password that cannot be easily guessed.
Many people use easy-to-guess passwords such as their own names with their birthdates at the end, which is very easy for hackers to crack. It’s best to combine upper case and lower case letters along with numbers and symbols such as the ampersand, dollar or percent sign.
Delete all accounts that you have not been using for a long time.
Hackers love to get into email accounts that you don’t use anymore, since it takes a longer time for you to realize that you’ve been hacked – giving the hacker more time to do damage.
Avoid giving your email address to every website that asks for it.
Give your email address only to people and organizations that you trust. Some websites exist only to sending out malware or spyware. Think twice before you provide your email address to websites that you browse.
The internet has certainly made life a lot more convenient but unfortunately, it’s also made it easier for hackers so you must be vigilant. Take all necessary precautions so that your email account is always secure.
I hope to have solved the problem, but if not, I'll have to take further measures...like closing the account. I hope that doesn't happen but we'll see...
I am try to have a FANTASTIC Friday here at my house and hope it's a FANTASTIC Friday for you too.
Friday resolution: Don’t be quick to pass judgment on a stranger or even a friend today