I suggest you ...

Have a page with mitigation directions for the technically challenged.

For those of us who are technically challenged, directions on how to mitigate any damage if found to have been breached. For example, my husband and I found that our Adobe accounts were breached, but we do not know when he signed up as he does not have a computer and only created an email when he got a smart phone about 4 years ago. He has no idea of how he got signed up for Adobe. To be honest, I do not remember signing up or into that service either, although I do have it on my computers and laptop. I was thinking that it would be nice to have a link to the pages where you can change your information, and what is essential to change. We are obviously "the dangerous ones out there who have no clue on this type of thing"! :) Also, is there any further problems we should be looking at? This could maybe be put into the FAQ section?

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      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Thank you Antonios Chariton! I have been hesitant to use a PW manager, but I will check this one out! All PW's have been changed! :) I like the idea of different PW's - so have been doing that, but your right, it is hard to keep control of them!
        I think this sight is most excellent! As far as peoples information coming out if someone checks it for "a persons" email, I have this to say: A person should have to take responsibilities for their actions! If I don't want someone to have my info for such a personal subject, etc., I do not use the source, because I know that there are consequences to every action! What about the wives and/or husbands, BF's/GF's that have caught diseases, or could be in line to catch a disease? I just think that whether it was 5 years ago, or 5 months ago, there are consequences for one's actions, and we as grownups need to learn to accept this! When are we as a society going to learn this? Perhaps when one is caught "enough"? Suffers the consequences? I say, let it roll, with the appropriate safeguards you seem to have in place! We all know what can happen if we use these sites. It's the same with Adobe for myself and my husband.....okay, not as salacious - but a consequence we knew could happen with any site on the Internet!!!
        Great work here - I only wish I had the brain power and knowledge to do half as much with a computer and all things electronic! :)

      • Antonios CharitonAntonios Chariton commented  · 

        Typically, when an account is breached, it is recommended to change your password there immediately, if not done already by the provider, and then change your password to every service in which you used the same one.

        In general, a safe practice is to have a different password in every website, that is difficult to predict if one is compromised. For example, while "apq3984!#$dDF-adobe" is a good password in general, if an attacker can read it in the clear, then they will try "apq3984!#$dDF-ebay" on your eBay account, etc. Since managing so many passwords is not easy, it is recommended to use a Password Manager, like 1Password.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        PS: Thank you for your work on this site! A most generous gift of your time.

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