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darkguy2
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Postby darkguy2 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:44 pm

Be careful unsubscribing to all the emails you get. Some are sent to random addresses and you clicking on it will cause them to know that they got a valid email address. Only open emails from places you trust. Also hover your cursor over the link to see what the web page it is taking you to. If it is a Amazon email it should take you to Amazon.com and not Amazon.tv
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Postby FastSRT8 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:02 pm

darkguy2 wrote:Be careful unsubscribing to all the emails you get. Some are sent to random addresses and you clicking on it will cause them to know that they got a valid email address. Only open emails from places you trust. Also hover your cursor over the link to see what the web page it is taking you to. If it is a Amazon email it should take you to Amazon.com and not Amazon.tv


Best to just mark the email as spam and let your spam filter deal with it.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:05 pm

ON a different note, I was told to change my password for Gmail due to the recent heartbreak intrusion/attack.

My gmail is on a 2-step verification process so it's somewhat more secure. Do I still need to change my password? The reason I ask is I have such a hard time remembering all the passwords I already have for work! One more change just complicates things.
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Postby darkguy2 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:58 am

If the password is unique to gmail then you should be fine with 2-step verification. If you use it for other accounts then you may want to change them. But you can never be too safe. Would you rather the inconvenience of setting a new password or the chance your account will be accessed? Something that makes it easier is to install a password manager where you only have to remember one password to access it. Many of them also have apps to put on your phone so you will always have your passwords accessible.
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Citi Double Cash - $6,500
Amex BCE - $13,000

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Postby FastSRT8 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:27 am

darkguy2 wrote:If the password is unique to gmail then you should be fine with 2-step verification. If you use it for other accounts then you may want to change them. But you can never be too safe. Would you rather the inconvenience of setting a new password or the chance your account will be accessed? Something that makes it easier is to install a password manager where you only have to remember one password to access it. Many of them also have apps to put on your phone so you will always have your passwords accessible.


Thanks! Appreciate the tip
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