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Apparently some bozo in Berlin was able to hack my pretty-good Facebook password. HATE Facebook, but a lot of relatives use it, so if I want to see pics of the grands, I gotta go with it.

I DO credit Facebook; I got a heads-up for unusual activity on my account. After a laborious process, I registered a new, much-hardened password.

 

Now, here comes the genius part: :bang: several accounts, one password. :bang: .

 

Absolutely classic results. All my Hotmail contacts received a warning from "me" that they were horribly contaminated with malware, and needed to do this scan RIGHT NOW (handy link).

 

So I have spent a merry morning resetting passwords, and phoning and mailing friends and ralatives.

 

AND I KNEW BETTER!

 

MORAL: review your security procedures, and take this stuff seriously

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Great practical example of how no one can be 100% sure that they are safe online. I am glad that you have sorted it out. :)

 

For future reference and maybe even for your family's continued education at SpywareHammer, we have an entire forum dedicated to Social Media Security - http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=97.0

 

This is the Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/SpywareHammer

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