👍 #925 - Can a Data Breach Expose Multiple Accounts?
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A foot in the door?
OK, so you find one of your accounts has been involved in a data breach somewhere. What does that mean for your other accounts?
It depends. It could mean nothing, or it could mean some of your other accounts are now at risk as well.
Can a Data Breach Expose Multiple Accounts? delves into the details of when, and how, you need to protect yourself.
Also this week:
- Stuck Printers
- Scam Protection
- Motherboards and Backups
As always, links below.
Our brief summer haitus continues.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
My Print Queue is Stuck. How Do I Print Anything?
|Every so often, the Windows print queue gets stuck. Everything looks like it should print, but it won't. We'll fix it.|
How Can I Protect Myself From Scams?
|Scams are everywhere, it seems. I'll cover some common ones, and share the single most important rule to protect youself.|
Will My Backup Work If I Replace My Motherboard?
|Replacing a motherboard may require a reinstall or a repair install. Or you might get lucky, and it'll just work.|
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Why Am I Being Labeled a Spammer?Possibly being labeled a spammer is another reason not to forward political and other emails. Do it enough and your normal email may not get delivered.
Will My Backup Work If I Replace My Motherboard?If you replace a motherboard may require a reinstall or a repair install. Or you might get lucky, and it'll just work.
How Can I Protect Myself from Scams?The gift card scam. And it?s common enough that it has a name.
Can a Data Breach Expose Multiple Accounts?Data breaches rarely expose multiple accounts. There are rare scenarios where multiple accounts might still be at risk, though.
My Print Queue is Stuck, How Do I Print Anything?Every so often, the Windows Print Queue gets "stuck". Everything looks like it should print, but it won't. We'll fix it.
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