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Scary Email Scams...

Associate Professor

Re: Scary Email Scams...

I'd like to know what you were doing in the "compromising video."  Hopefully it's not your "I am Chiquita Banana"  dance. 

Senior Instructor

Re: Scary Email Scams...

Heh... I'd like to know too.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Distinguished Professor II

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@MarkJFine wrote:

 

 

 

@GabeU

The password was real and clearly the result of an old site hack somewhere. Spent several hours changing a lot of passwords when I saw it.


Eek!  I bet that made your hair stand on end!   


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Senior Instructor

Re: Scary Email Scams...

I'm still changing passwords, just in case.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Distinguished Professor II

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@MarkJFine wrote:

I'm still changing passwords, just in case.


I don't blame you one bit.  It's ALWAYS better to be safe than sorry.  

 

When I had my email hacked years ago I went through and changed every password I had, which took quite some time.  

 

On any site that I've used any financially connected info I change my password every few months.  I wish every website gave the option to check a box that would prompt you to change your password after every so many days.  Microsoft used to do that (72 days, I think it was), though not anymore.  


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Associate Professor

Re: Scary Email Scams...

"  I wish every website gave the option to check a box that would prompt you to change your password after every so many days."

 

That'd be very useful. 

Senior Instructor

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I'm already fatigued changing all of just these.

You really have no idea of how many things you're signed up for until you have a hacked password and have to change them all.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Distinguished Professor II

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@MarkJFine wrote:

I'm already fatigued changing all of just these.

You really have no idea of how many things you're signed up for until you have a hacked password and have to change them all.


You've got that right!  I have a notebook with passwords, both written down on the notebook pages, separate pages, and little pieces of paper.  It's ridiculous.  It's all in one place, but hardly organized.  And there are dozens upon dozens of passwords in there.  It wouldn't at all surprise me if there are over 100.  Heck, some are for sites that don't even exist anymore.  Smiley Tongue  


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Senior Instructor

Re: Scary Email Scams...

Taken me 3 days, but I think I'm finally done.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Distinguished Professor II

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Well, this is odd.  I have gotten into the habit of checking the spelling due to my fingers not always agreeing with me.  It missed this.Capture.JPG

I fixed it, but how odd.  

 


@MarkJFine wrote:

Taken me 3 days, but I think I'm finally done.


Until next time.  LOL.  

 

And, another odd thing.  That quote didn't include your disclaimer.  Something is up with this thread.  Maybe it's hacked!!!!!!  Smiley Tongue Smiley Tongue Smiley Tongue 

 

Edit:  It just dawned on me:  your disclaimer is your signature, so of course it wasn't included in the quote.  


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