Thursday, February 27, 2014

Protecting Your Privacy

I was hacked today.

I thought I was smart enough to see the hacker emails, but I was wrong. As soon as I realized they had asked me for my password, I should have known. But I just wasn't thinking and it really seemed like a legitimate email.

Remember to always check the email address out, even though it has the name of someone you know. You will see that it is not right. That's what I forgot to do. Then, I later realized that I had to change my password and luckily I do have different passwords for all of my accounts, which is a pain, but believe me is so worth it.

Of course, keeping track of these passwords in a password protected file is also a big pain. I always thought no one would want to hack into my personal information. Why would they want it? Who are these people? Nevertheless, I have to look with my eyes open and operate as if my privacy is really worth protecting.