Account has been hacked into


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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?


Big Dan

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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.