have you experience password stolen? including your money?
January 6, 2007 8:07am CST
i havent yet, but i do wonder how they do it.. once have your email, they can acess through almost everything you got, online banking and all important private matters involving money are stolen? how can we prevent this? why do they know the right people who are wealthy and thus knew a little of security level in online transactions.. is it getting dangerous to trust online money matters?
6 Jan 07
no, I haven't experienced that, but I have read and heard that such things have happened and banks have warned never to answer questions regarding the password as sometimes you can get fake emails stating that they are from the bank you have account and say that they have lost your password etc, the banks have warned that they will never send such e-mails, so dont reveal any password when asked through e-mails as it is dangerous
14 Jan 07
yes they stole me the paypal password once. I lost some money. I tried to contact the paypal assistance they told me to wait because they've to do investigations about the thief. well I'm waiting almost a year and they havent' finished yet the investigations.
14 Jan 07
well i have an experience of stolen password or a hacked yahoo id....luckily i was a student at that time and did not used my id to keep all those details in fact i did not have that much of details to keep in my account.... but yeah i agree it is very dangerous to keep such details in your online account...Its becoming increasingly risky these days
• United States
6 Jan 07
Is your firewall on? Are you saving passwords in your browser? That's a big no-no. Also if you spend a lot of time surfing, you can pick up a lot of Adware & Spyware, like key-loggers. Key loggers pick up what you type. You should clean your browsers daily, even the ones you aren't using. Run AdAware SE every day (it doesn't take long) before you log into anything that involves your money to clear away any keyloggers you may have picked up while surfing the net. Wouldn't hurt to run an anti-virus scan every week or so either. Also, change your passwords frequently...especially your email and pc login passwords. I'm sorry you are going through this.