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PBELKNAP
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Posted - 02/29/2012 :  3:54:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit PBELKNAP's Homepage Send PBELKNAP a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've just spent most of today cleaning up the mess! At around 9 am, several people emailed, wondering why I was sending them "work from home" sites. I simultaneously got "return to sender" emails from several email addresses that are no longer valid. I called our ISP, and they had me change my password and run a virus sweep on my PC.

The best I can figure, based on what the ISP told me, is that some site where I log in using my email address got hacked, and then in turn my email (with the same password) got compromised. I think it was Blogger, because my blog posted some junk (that I've since deleted).

I just finished going through EVERYWHERE where I log in with my email address and charged the password to be different from the new email password...

What an ordeal!!!

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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 02/29/2012 :  5:24:28 PM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have a whole book full of passwords that I use on diff sites rather than the same on all. That way they only get one site.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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Sara Sue
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Posted - 03/01/2012 :  05:02:31 AM  Show Profile Send Sara Sue a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I use Robo Form which gives me different passwords for each site. The only password I have to remember is my master password to login to Robo Form. Passwords are encrypted. I think it is well worth the money. Not affiliated with them in any way.
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kkknitter
Seriously Hooked

699 Posts

Posted - 03/01/2012 :  05:10:28 AM  Show Profile Send kkknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I use 1Password to hold all my different passwords. But you do have to remember the master password.

Kristina
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Grand-moogi
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Australia
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Posted - 03/01/2012 :  05:47:02 AM  Show Profile Send Grand-moogi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thankyou for letting us know about this. I do not use Blogger but I think that is the website that my daughter's cat uses for his blog. Don't laugh. He has had a blog for a very long time. He is a dreadful speller and has a slightly skewed view of the world but you have to expect that from a cat.
His blog address is beronbernie.blogspot.com


I knit a hug into every stitch
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PBELKNAP
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Posted - 03/01/2012 :  05:58:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit PBELKNAP's Homepage Send PBELKNAP a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Grand-moogi

Thankyou for letting us know about this. I do not use Blogger but I think that is the website that my daughter's cat uses for his blog. Don't laugh. He has had a blog for a very long time. He is a dreadful speller and has a slightly skewed view of the world but you have to expect that from a cat.
His blog address is beronbernie.blogspot.com


I knit a hug into every stitch



OMG...Too funny! I'm going to have to check that out!!!



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azblueskies
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Posted - 03/01/2012 :  06:58:35 AM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message  Reply with Quote
LastPass is another one similar to Robo Form.

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