Monday, June 22, 2009

BEWARE - Lies to get your passwords

If you get an e-mail that says this:

WARNING!!! Dear e-mail owner,
This message is from San Jose State University Webmail Team messaging center to all e-mail owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail center. We are deleting all unused e-mail accounts to create space for new ones...

It is a LIE!

If your log-in information has been compromised, you need to immediately change your password on all accounts you have unintentionally given up information on.

Also, these kind of spammers are aware that many people use the same user names and/or passwords in multiple places, like bank accounts, ebay and/or Amazon. So, you should change the passwords on any and all of these accounts that have the same password, even if the user name is different.

More information is here and here.

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