I found out that my email account (the one I ONLY use for professional related issues) was hacked. Then emails were sent out with ‘no subject’ but included a spam link. The link will either take you to a bogus website where there is a virus lurking or will automatically infect your pc.
This time – something different happened. I went to my Sent box to see who received these emails and there was no trace that it was sent. THAT was not a good sign. Now there is no way for me to go back and let those people know to delete the email.
The slime underworld of hacking is getting more clever – to my dismay.
My only recourse is to change my password and to make it something much harder to hack. I found this great site called How Secure Is My Password? (http://howsecureismypassword.net/) that let me test the strength of my password. It’s pretty cool and something you might want to try or share with others. The neat thing about this is it tells me how much time it will take a hacker to figure out my password.
Has this happened to you on Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail etc? It seems to be a regular occurrence on Yahoo and yet last week my Gmail account was targeted!
Do you know any other way to protect email accounts? Would love for you to share.
- Hacked – Not (derdo.wordpress.com)
- LinkedIn boosts encryption after last week’s password leak (networkworld.com)
- How Your Passwords Are Stored on the Internet (and When Your Password Strength Doesn’t Matter) [Explainers] (lifehacker.com)
- How Secure is My Password?