I have been updating all my passwords on all email accounts and all websites that require a password. What a pain. This has been sort of a second phase of my password hardening. The first phase was to harden the passwords as mentioned in a previous post. This phase has been to make all email accounts and websites have unique passwords.
As hackers have gotten more aggressive, using the same password, even a hardened one, for all occasions is not safe either.
I continue to get emails from people in my contact list and their emails must have been hijacked and they are now sending out emails directing me to a site for drugs or what not.
Because of this I decided to add a little more security to my password strategy. If you have not hardened your passwords, I recommend you do it. I have put some people’s email addresses on an email filter, because they continually send me spam.
Since I was going through this exercise, I thought I would pass on the reminder. If you are still using a simple password, prepare to be hacked. It will happen sooner or later.