Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Yes, I was HACKED

Well, it happened. I was HACKED. (On my wedding day nonetheless!) My dedication to the cloud led to an ultimate backfire.


My personal email account was hacked, SPAM messages were sent to everyone in my contacts (only some 8,000 people), and my contacts and messages were DELETED.


Sadly, I was not alone. A few other folks I know in the edtech world suffered the same fate as me last week.


So, why am I telling you this? Simply to help you protect yourself.


Go into your email account. (Yes, right NOW.) Make sure your passwords are secure. If you use Google, activate 2-step authentication. Be safe. Be secure.

1 comment:

  1. Good advice. I got my credit card number stolen in Philly. It's a crummy feeling even though it's so common. The places the thieves used my card were disgusting!

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