The risk of enabling the 'keep me signed in'

@allknowing (60265)
India
November 17, 2010 10:00pm CST
I just had a bad experience of my email ID being hacked and all my contacts have been receiving spam. I presume it became easy for the hacker since I had enabled the 'keep me signed in' option which I have now disabled but it is cumbersome to keep signing in each time. Your views please.
2 responses
@icehut (508)
18 Nov 10
What you should be worried about is what malware you have running on your computer that's stealing your keystrokes. Install anti-virus and anti-spyware to remove. To overcome the cumbersome password entry, either use a password manager that has auto form filler or invest in a biometric reader aka fingerprint reader...
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@djbtol (5500)
• United States
18 Nov 10
Sorry to hear about your hacker attack. I know that is upsetting and makes for a lot of hassle to get everything back to normal. I generally do not stay signed in, but I would suggest that may or may not have been the reason you got hacked. If you have not heard of it before, I can recommend a program called Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. I have used it for a few years and it seems to clean up things nicely. I have included a link here where you can learn about the program and download a free version. I have only used the free version. http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php