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Do you use the same password on multiple sites?

If you use the same password on multiple sites, it is highly recommended to change your password. As you may have heard in the news today there are many thousands of known accounts that have been 'phished' on services such as Hotmail, Yahoo, GMail, Comcast and Earthlink. As many people use the same password on multiple sites, one compromised service leads to everything protected by the same password open to abuse, including your account here.

Your password is your primary means of securing your account. Whilst we have procedures in place to lock down suspicious activity on an account when it does occur, it is impossible to tell before the damage is already done. We highly recommend using a unique password for your email account to prevent compromises elsewhere affecting your account here.

Further reading:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8292928.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8292299.stm

Originally Written: 06-Oct-2009 14:29, Last Updated: 06-Nov-2014 12:29

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