The risk of enabling the 'keep me signed in'
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.
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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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