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Old 05-05-2016, 01:45 PM
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Email Password Alert


There has been a major breach of email passwords for the main email servers, gmail, yahoomail, outlook mail etc. You need to change your passwords.

See this youtube video.

PS Password advice seen recently:
How to pIck a password

Don't re-use passwords. One ultra-secure one won't be any good if someone finds it

While combining upper and lower case passwords with numbers to alter a memorable word - M4raD0na - is often advised, these are more easily cracked than you might think

Good advice is to make a memorable, unusual sentence: "I am a 7-foot tall metal giant" is better than "My name is John", and use the first letter of each word with punctuation: "Iaa7-ftmg"

Alternatively, you can use a password manager such as 1Password, which can generate secure passwords and store them online

The best way to protect yourself is to use two-factor authentication, which will send a text with a code or use an app to verify your log-in
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:06 AM
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Re: Email Password Alert

Thank you for the heads up. I didn't know that.
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:01 PM
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Re: Email Password Alert

I had trouble getting on for a while last time I tried. I had to log in again today.
Explains some of the weir stuff. thanks
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Old 05-06-2016, 08:35 PM
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Re: Email Password Alert

Thanks Doug for the information. I've changed my password, though this doesn't help that much if these guys at yahoo and google don't bother to secure their servers.

That is the reason why I keep my greek accounts, though some friends tell me that they aren't secure enough. Even if that is the case indeed, ( something that I doubt) I never had the sort of the problems that I encounter with yahoo and gmail accounts.
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Old 05-07-2016, 01:43 AM
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Re: Email Password Alert

Regarding access difficulties the site was extremely slow to respond yesterday in the UK.

In case of difficulty try posting a message in the Wetcanvas Community page on Facebook.

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Old 05-12-2016, 08:09 PM
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Re: Email Password Alert

I hadn't seen this till now (5/12/16). Is it still in effect? I'll change my password anyway. Thanks for this.
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