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Time to change your passwords!

Discussion in 'Comments on the latest newsletter' started by Pauline, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Pauline

    Pauline LostCousins Star

    This caught my eye in the latest newsletter since I have likewise received several of these threatening spam emails, quoting my email address and a password in the subject line.

    The first one came some weeks ago and I immediately started changing my passwords. I also checked out the "Have I Been Pwned?" website to see if other email addresses and passwords had been stolen, and found that they had.

    Even if you haven't received any of these threatening emails, I would recommend heeding Peter's advice on this one, and at the very least check out the "Have I Been Pwned?" website.
     
  2. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Just a note to say - be careful what you post about security issues, as you never know who might be watching. Most parts of the forum are open to all, including search engines.
     
  3. Pauline

    Pauline LostCousins Star

    I hope I was careful enough with what I wrote!
     
  4. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    Your post was fine - it was very non-specific, so didn't give anything away. My message was intended as a warning to anyone who might reply to your post, especially members who (against my advice) use their own names.
     

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