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If Someone Impersonates You on Facebook

Twice recently, I’ve been contacted by executives who explain that someone was impersonating them on Facebook. They used my friends’ own pictures, sent messages, posted information, and everything was very inappropriate. Each friend asked what to do, and here is the answer in case this happens to you…

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Why is it not Google’s fault?

After last week’s post about the stolen Google and Gmail passwords, one of our valued subscribers wrote back asking why it isn’t Google’s fault that the passwords were stolen.

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Gmail Passwords Stolen, Possibly Millions of Them

This applies to everyone, not just Gmail users. A researcher at Hold Security bought 272 million stolen passwords on the dark web. Some of the credentials were for Gmail. This is not Google’s fault. Whether you use Gmail or not, everyone, if they haven’t already, needs to enable

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LastPass Password Manager Hacked

LastPass password manager announced that they were hacked. That means that attackers might be able to find out all of your passwords. Do this immediately: Change your LastPass password.  If you use any password manager, LastPass or otherwise, two of the most important steps to take include:

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