Security Breach?

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RodaRose
RodaRose Posts: 9,562 Member
So I saw the security breach thing and changed my MFP password. My question is whether there is something else I should do. Otherwise, I am going to try to forget the continuing fiascos of breaches here, there, and what seems like everywhere. :|

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  • d_thomas02
    d_thomas02 Posts: 9,048 Member
    edited March 2018
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    They hacked UserName, e-mail, and MFP password.

    As long as you used different passwords for different online accounts, you'll probably only see a rise in spam. I get so much now anyway since my personal info was given away (yes, given away, not hacked) by some temp newb in personnel at my previous employer a few years ago.

    If a member used the same password for banking accounts, s/he may want to change them... if s/he still has any money left.
  • UncleMac
    UncleMac Posts: 12,987 Member
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    One way to avoid issues is to use a password manager like LastPass.

    https://www.lastpass.com

    There is a free version which only works for desktops as well as a subscription version for mobile phones and tablets.

    The idea is you need only remember one password... that for the manager... and use the software to generate passwords that are random. I've been using such for about five years. :)
  • RodaRose
    RodaRose Posts: 9,562 Member
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    I use different passwords and change them but it looks like most of my accounts are tied to one email with a password I frequently change.
    I am going to look into https://www.lastpass.com when I am in a good mood. Thank you.
  • MostlyWater
    MostlyWater Posts: 4,294 Member
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    I used something like LastPass years ago and when it got hacked I was SOL.

    I changed my bank password. If they want to send me spam on my email address, they won't be the first and they certainly won't be the last.
  • Farback
    Farback Posts: 1,069 Member
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    Good hello to you all peoples. I am a Japan man software special person. If you all send me your new password I keep them in safe place.
  • d_thomas02
    d_thomas02 Posts: 9,048 Member
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    Sounds ligit to me.

    My new password is... 1... 2... 3... 4...
  • UncleMac
    UncleMac Posts: 12,987 Member
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    d_thomas02 wrote: »
    Sounds ligit to me.

    My new password is... 1... 2... 3... 4...

    https://youtu.be/m6pW_q1PvH0
  • BBee5064
    BBee5064 Posts: 1,020 Member
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    Hilarious :D
  • nikkib0103
    nikkib0103 Posts: 968 Member
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    :) Farback, you jokester!
  • alteredsteve175
    alteredsteve175 Posts: 2,718 Member
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    Cracking up here, @Farback! HAHA! :D