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Thread: Whats the Reason Your Mail Account Got Hacked?

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    jayz707's Avatar the human BT Rep: +1
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    Lately there have been a number of threads here at FST from people who got there mail accounts hacked. every time i read one of those i feel a bit scary .

    so can all of you who got there mail accounts hacked tell us why they got hacked?(or if you don't know why excatly, tell us your best guess) and what we should do to protect our mail accounts, so the something won't happen to us.

    give us some advice to keep our mail accounts safe. im not talking about the general have a good passwords kinda stuff... i want to know your unique experiences. so that we can learn from it and make sure we won't do it ourselfvs.

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    Well, the first thing you should know is that, when trading invites, you only need to give them your email address. They shouldn't ask for your password.

    Also, use Keepass to generate 512-bit passwords for your email account, and make a 2048-bit password for that stupid security question they have you answer, since you'll never loose your password with Keepass.

    And another thing... only use web-based email accounts that use SSL encryption. In other words, avoid inbox.com.
    Last edited by Acumen; 07-02-2008 at 02:29 PM.
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    jayz707's Avatar the human BT Rep: +1
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    i wonder who would be dumb enough to give there email account's password to ANYONE!!! anyways Keepass seems to be a goood thing

    thanks for the info Acumen!

    anyone else have any input?

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