Saturday, March 29, 2014

Large Email Systems Hacked and what to do about it!

Date: March 28, 2014
By: Stan Washington

January 31st Yahoo reported their e-mail system was hacked. Since this occurrence, we have noticed a substantial rise in the number of email delivery failures due to people changing their accounts. Communication through this vehicle is extremely important. Stay updated and stay safe!

Here are a few things to do:

  1. Update your records for all of your clients and potential clients.  This is important to do on a regular basis to make sure you have the correct email address.
  2. Be email cautious. Check your own email and never open an email from "Friends' Name" as the only thing in the subject. 
  3. CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD! I know I have said this before. Pick an obscure date and change your password on a regular basis.
  4. Use a stronger password. The bad guys like to use apps to hack your password. Theses apps never get tired and are relentless in their pursuit.  Use @#$%^&* ()-_=+ characters along with numbers and letters to keep the hackers guessing. The longer the better!
  5. Don't share passwords across systems. I know, I know! This is truly a pain. Once you are hacked then other items are vulnerable. Secure your bank account with the strongest password and save the weaker ones for the church bulletin app.


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