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Wednesday 12/5/2012

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

I had to go on my facebook account and change my e-mail and password because someone used my password and posted a photo that I did not want on my pageI am really upset that somone would do this. emoticon
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PROVERBS31JULIA 12/9/2012 10:22AM

    Sad but true. And really important to have different pw for each site - don't use the same one for your email and also for fb or twitter etc.

What works for me is a fairly long alpha numeric string that I had memorized from years ago, when I lived somewhere else (not a currently open account). Could be a grandma's phone number or a street address your friend lived at years ago. Could be the leading initials of a sentence you like to say to yourself - for example, and it is dumb example "Someone That I Used To Know" but use the first letter for each word in the sentence - sTiUtK mix up case, and then add numbers and at least one punctuation . Then you can add like the initials of the website you visit - like fb to keep it apart from pp PayPal or tw for twitter (or tr, or even just T) etc.

Some like at work will require you change every xx number of days, and on those we usually do at the end of our string, we'll add -01 and then the next time change it to -02 erc. We have found most of them that have those change Pw rules that they will allow the same one again after the 3rd or 4th cycle - so then we end up just reusing the same four in sequence 01 02 03 and if needed, 04.

So that could help make things easier.

And there are also password protected "vaults" where you can put your cheat sheet for all those accounts, and be sure to have it in your "end of life " papers so your loved ones can properly close accounts!!



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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 12/5/2012 7:42PM

    oh my..........

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DOLPHINSINGER72 12/5/2012 4:03PM

    I am so sorry that someone took advantage of you like that. I really dislike when my (and my friends) accounts get hacked in any way.

I am horrible about my passwords, I have the same one for everything. Which I KNOW you are not suppose to do.

I hope you have a better rest of your day.

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SOOKIE 12/5/2012 1:30PM

    Unfortunately that happens. It's good to regularly change your password, and not just on facebook.

We are required to change our work pc's every 60-90 days. If you don't it will lock you out. With having to password protect so many accounts these days, I had to create a cheatsheet.

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RIDMYCOCOON 12/5/2012 12:03PM

    who would do such a thing! Sorry emoticon

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EUEK098 12/5/2012 11:33AM

    So sorry hon, people don't understand the meaning of privacy anymore.

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LADYBUG546 12/5/2012 10:50AM

    awww that sucks...someone tried to hack my gmail last week and I had to change that password to then forget what it was...ugggh

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SUNSHINE99999 12/5/2012 9:48AM

  It happened to my wife as well and she was NOT impressed. I hope things improve quickly for you.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 12/5/2012 9:46AM

    Passwords are good. But... iot is a royal pain in the keister when you have to change one such as Facebook or g-mail because it is so interrelated with other things that you sync and you have to change the password in each application.

Oh well

Make Today a Great Day!

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