NCFP Technology | Never Use The Same Password Twice

NCFP Technology | Never Use The Same Password TwiceWITHOUT PREJUDICE

This is just a reminder to be careful when you receive unusual files from someone you know. I received an email yesterday with some files attached for me. It was from someone who, although I have very little contact with, could indeed have been sending me files relating to K5.

Fortunately these files were sent in such a way I could not open them. I replied to the purported sender of the email, only to be told he had been hacked and to destroy the email. The scary thing is, if they had been sent in another format, I might well have opened them and infected my system.

What often happens is that many people use the same password for many if not all their accounts, including email accounts. The weak point in this approach is often a forum with poor security is attacked and the user database compromised. The hacker then tries out the forum password with the email address given to the forum and is often able to log into the users email account. They can then do many things including asking for new passwords to be sent to them and of course email everyone in the address book. The answer is not to use the same password twice.

So to all of you out there I say. Beware and be very aware, there are some people out there more ‘sick’ than any of the viruses they send out.

Never give in never give up.

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