Computer Security

iCloud Email Hack & Yahoo Email Issues

Emails have been in the news with the announcements of Yahoo Email details being leaked onto the internet and the Pippa Middleton hack

So lets deal with the Pippa Middleton ” hack ‘ and what we can learn.

  • A good password – no visible words – capitalise at least one letter – have a number in it – use a symbol – for example 20Richa16!rd
  • Don’t tell anyone your password
  • Turn on 2 factor authentication – give the company your mobile phone number – then if someone tries to access your account you will receive a message on your phone 
  • Know your security questions and don’t make them obvious – favourite sporting team , place of birth , mothers maiden name 

If you have a Yahoo account your details maybe available on the internet 

You can check if they are by logging on and if you see a notice like this you probably have been.

However if you have a Yahoo email account here is my strong advice 

  • Change your password as above 
  • Turn on 2 factor as above 
  • Keep an eye on your bank account for fraud
  • Treat Yahoo emails with suspicion 
  • Swap to a Gmail account 

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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