Urgent Advice for users of web-based email (Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, etc )
Have you recently made a backup copy of your address book / contacts onto your own computer ?
If not, you should make this an urgent task ! It should only take 10 minutes
Your web-based account could, without your knowledge and at any time, be “hacked into” by a fraudster who’s stolen, cracked or simply guessed your logon password …. especially if you have a simple password or one that isn’t regularly changed.
Just in the last few months, this has happened to at least 3 of my clients , in one case over 500 contacts were stolen by the hacker based in Nigeria. Fortunately Yahoo were able to restore a backup copy of his contacts as he realised quickly and turned to me for expert assistance.
I plan to publish a simple tutorial to help you perform this simple task (and change your password) using the most popular webmail services.
In the meantime, please do contact me for assistance.
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Posted on October 28, 2012, in Recommendations and tagged account, addresses, backup, contacts, email, fraudster, Gmail, hacked, Hotmail, logon, password, security, stolen, Yahoo. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.