Hi, my name is Britton. Did you change the password XXXXX your Yahoo! account yet?
no forgot about that
if I repeat what i did last night and change password XXXXX that work
I can almost guarantee someone has your Yahoo! password XXXXX your scenario is pretty common. Spammers steal passwords, then log into the account (email, IM, etc...) and send messages to the entire contact list...usually advertising porn and cheap pharmaceuticals
yeah great internet world!!
I know what you mean -- it can be brutal at times
I would recommend you change your password XXXXX Then, change the password XXXXX any other accounts that have a login name that is the same or similar to that of your Yahoo! account
so what do i need to do in what order?
will that cure the problem
for now lol
Change your Yahoo! password XXXXX and the sooner the better
Then change any other account that uses that same login/password XXXXX
how often should i change my password
Well, if you pick a good password, I personally don't think you need to change it on any regular interval. Lot's of businesses enforce a mandatory password XXXXX every 60-90 days. I think this is a bad idea because it forces people to write down their passwords on paper which is much more prone to theft as opposed to the password XXXXX memorized
Just make sure you pick something with at least 8 characters, use a combination of upper/lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols (whenver possible)
my password XXXXX 11 letters 2 numbers and 2 symbols
ok i will mix it up even more
that sounds like a good password XXXXX also, make sure the alpha portion is not based on a dictionary word
ok and i have all lower case so I will add uppercase
but also, be cautious about where you type in your password (i.e. public computers) -- viruses are also a concern, but they are much less likely to be encountered on a Mac
i have many password XXXXX 2 accts are the same and only one other similar
That sounds like good practice to me
thanks you all are always helpful
I'm glad we have been able to help you :) Let me know if you have more questions or need more advice.