Account has been hacked into

Discussion in 'Hotmail' started by VineetGupta, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. VineetGupta

    VineetGupta New Email

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    Hi,

    My email account, lakestay@hotmail.con has been hacked into. I know this, as when I logged into my account, an email had been sent to my entire address list with a link to a viagra website.

    Beyond changing my passowrd, is there anything I can do to make my email more secure?

    Rgds,
    Vineet
     


  2. Big Dan

    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi Vineet. Welcome to EQ! :)

    A good strong password is your best defense against hackers. Good password recovery questions that aren't easily guessable are a good idea too.

    Lastly, don't ever give your hotmail ID and password over to a 3rd party like say Facebook or MySpace to help find your friends that's another as another possible attack vector.

    I say protect your email address and password like you would the keys to your car.
     

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