When I get asked to look at computer troubles, they are often due to virus’s, trojans installed malware & toolbars making surfing the internet like wading through treacle. I was surprised to see a new issue cropping up last week on a machine in for attention which was a great new challenge. (more…)
Never use your Password for email in Websites
Sometimes we receive emails from friends, family or business that we can blatantly see has not been initiated or intentionally sent from them. So, why or how does this happen!? More often than not, this is caused by a hack of their account, whether it be a hotmail, outlook, yahoo, btinternet or other online email service. A hack can be commonly caused by a person simply logging in to your account and sending spam emails out because they have obtained your user name and password by some means.
It’s a standard thing now that we nearly all have an email account, if not just one, numerous. Perhaps only a small percentage of the population does not have one… anyway… It’s important that when we decide to set up an email account that we select a secure password (yes… this is obvious), but what is not so obvious is that when you have your said email account and password, NEVER use the same password you have for your email account into any websites that you register yourself for.
How does my password get found out
This is not for certain, but the way your password may have been found out could be either a form of malware that has been installed on your machine such as key logging software or possibly that the website you registered with was somehow compromised and this data was collected and used to log in to your email account. HENCE, why, you should keep your password for your email account exclusive.
What should I do if my email account has been hacked?
The first thing to do is to log on to your email account, Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, BT-Internet or Gmail etc and change your password. Make this Password secure, unique and exclusive. Make sure you use characters, numbers and/or capitals etc.
What else can I do to keep me safe?
Another good thing to do is to have a separate email account for important and personal things such as Paypal, Online Banking etc, that way when you get unscrupulous emails pretending to be organisations to reset passwords etc, you know they are fake as your email account does not relate to such an organisation.
Anyway, we can limit the risk to fraud, identity theft or account theft is good. Other ideas warmly welcomed.
DartTech was approached by the local Karate Club to make a website that was flexible and socially interactive to incorporate Twitter, and Facebook with an easy self-administering platform for updating their website. They required youtube uploads, photograph galleries along with a blog/news bulletin. DartTech provided a site which suited their needs at a price that was competitive and didn’t effect the clubs limited finances but enhanced their profile and image. The club is going from strength to strength with the enhanced profile of the club.
After successfully setting up and establishing a flexible and user-friendly website for the Orlando Rogers Foundation, the next phase was to increase the social network exposure of the Foundation by setting up the Facebook & Twitter extensions to the website.
Their Facebook page was already set up, but as a personal page and not as a business/organisation page and their data and style was out of date. By updating and bringing the design similar to the website and converting to an organisation page, this increases confidence and recognition to the Foundation and enhanced the strength and purposes of the organisation. The connection levels and exposure of the Foundation has been increased beyond expectation and is likely to grow even more.
Twitter can sometimes be dismissed as being part of the social networking area especially if there are no existing connections or limited knowledge of the service, however, there is no such thing as over exposure on the internet, by using Twitter and other media, this increases website exposure aiding better ranking websites.
Each link and element of marketing that is posted to the Website is now supported by an automated tweet. By allowing and establishing this facility, increased levels of exposure is immediately present on the internet and therefore supporting any ranking for the website.
Another local resident’s computer has been resurrected from the deep depths of Virus and Key Logging infection. Removal of Trojans, Spyware and other Malware made this old PC breathe a new breath of Tech Air in the household.
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