Long time friends and clients who we have communicated with for years, suddenly found some of our email in their spam folder in the last two weeks…. noted yahoo users were especially stricken…
We also have found the same in our folder here at the office and as you guys know we are very strict with our safety and cyber ware…
It’s likely there has been some type of major update due to a new spam or threat… no matter, be sure to check your spam folder for the next few weeks and “Trust” any friend emails that landed there,…
Ahhh…today is a Friday, and after breaking all kinds of records the last two weeks here in the south with temps approaching 100 very early in the season, we are looking at much more normal temps this weekend…
Enjoy and talk next week!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP
Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
As the summer nears the mid-point, we suspect many younger, possibly bored, but computer literate individuals have found their way into what they think is playful but can turn to dangerous cyber crime.
Last week, we were the recipient of three new email hijackings, two is which were harmless and one not. While no damage was done in any of these situations, the invasiveness of having an email hijacked is uncomfortable at best and could always lead to complications in the future if not controlled.
Hat tip to those 55 years or older, as a recent Yahoo study found that the mature computer user have passwords that are twice as strong as those under age 25.
Here are our recommendations for passwords:
- At least six characters in length
- Not your name or family member name
- Large cap letter
- Small Cap letter
- Most importantly, at least one symbol
Please also change your passwords occasionally as well. In our opinion a few times a year may suffice, many security experts suggest 90 days.
Don’t let a few minutes of inconvenience cause you grief, change your passwords regularly and make sure they are strong!
Have a Great Day!