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:
- 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.
- Be email cautious. Check your own email and never open an email from "Friends' Name" as the only thing in the subject.
- CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD! I know I have said this before. Pick an obscure date and change your password on a regular basis.
- 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!
- 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.