WFMW: Updating Passwords Online

I’ve learned this tip the hard way this week—my personal email was hacked. There are seriously crazy circumstances….some you wouldn’t believe if I told you. I won’t go into details publicly for the safety of everyone involved, but let’s just say a hacker is richer somewhere in the world and I’ve talked to the FBI. (A note to my email hacker: Shame on you! How dare you!)

And now a public service announcement….

Update your online passwords…often! (And a whole bunch of other online password safety tips we’ve all heard a million times, but never allow to sink in because it seems like such a hassle.)

If you use Google Calendar, you can set up reminders for recurring tasks. Decide how often you want to update your passwords and set the reminder!

If you don’t use Google Calendar, do this task with another of recurring event in your life to automatically remind yourself….like when paying bills or making the budget. Write it on your calendar, your mirror, your forehead. Heck, get a tattoo if that will help. Do something…anything to help you remember!

Thanks for listening to my public service announcement….back to our regularly scheduled programming 🙂

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Comments

  1. Yikes!! I need to take your advice. Thanks for the tip! Hope everything is getting worked out!

  2. oh that’s terrible-sorry you had to go through this and probably deal with it for awhile-i’m going to have to say i’m very bad at updating passwords-i have a hard enough time remembering the ones i have

  3. WHAT??? Yikes!! {it wasn’t me!}

    I’m so sorry to hear that!

  4. It was great meeting you at Relevant! Love, Traci

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