It's sad, in a way. Data breach notifications seem so commonplace, so regular, that we've almost stopped paying attention. It does feel out of our control, to be sure.
But when it does happen, and you are impacted or suspect you might be, this week's featured article - What Should I Do When My Information Is Involved in a Breach? - covers the steps you need to take.
The good news is that aside from good password hygiene, awareness might be all you need.
Other articles this week
I blame spammers for a lot of email's evils. Good email getting routed to Junk is one of them. How Do I Stop Email from Going to Junk in Outlook.com? covers one way to avoid that, including looking for an email address you might not even realize is part of the equation.
It's not uncommon to want to save a copy of a web page, or a portion of a page. How Do I Copy a Webpage? Four Approaches and an Interesting Insight covers some useful techniques.
For many years the location kept changing. Even today it's not neccessarily obvious. How Do I Correct My Microsoft Account (Outlook.com) Time Zone? The Not-so-obvious Location Revealed shows you how, and where.
We celebrated episode 100! by getting all the original hosts, and a guest, on camera! Yep, we all turned on our webcams and recorded the episode.
Fun episode, lots to talk about and celebrate. If you haven't listened before, this is a great opportunity to see us at it. The show notes, with audio and video, can also be found here: TEH 100: The gang is back with greenscreens, space launches and internet archiving.
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What Should I Do When My Information Is Involved in a Breach?
Email Password: Exposed Online (may or may not be readable) Type of Compromise: Potential breach Where your data was found: webpage Potential Impacted Site: www.adobe.com Email Password: Exposed Online (may or may not be readable) Where your data was found: social media
This happens to me from time to time as well.
I want to be clear: normally, this does not mean your accounts have actually been broken into.
However, depending on the specifics of the breach and your own security habits, it could mean your account is at risk. Your initial response to change passwords is a good one.
Let's walk through what you should do next.
Continue Reading: What Should I Do When My Information Is Involved in a Breach?
This Week's Articles
How Do I Stop Email from Going to Junk in Outlook.com?
Outlook.com does not make this fix easy or obvious.
But neither do many email newsletter senders. The address they send “from” isn't always what it appears to be.
Let's take some steps in Outlook.com to stop email we want from going to the junk mail folder.
Continue Reading: How Do I Stop Email from Going to Junk in Outlook.com?
How Do I Copy a Webpage? Four Approaches and an Interesting Insight
It depends on exactly what you're trying to do. What is it that you intend to do with the result?
There are several approaches.
None of them are what I'd call clean, but depending on your goal, one or more of them might work for you.
Continue Reading: How Do I Copy a Webpage? Four Approaches and an Interesting Insight
How Do I Correct My Microsoft Account (Outlook.com) Time Zone? The Not-so-obvious Location Revealed
The location of the time zone setting seems to move with every update of Outlook.com — or more correctly, the interface to manage your Microsoft Account online.
Currently, it's pretty simple. I'll walk you through resetting it.
Continue Reading: How Do I Correct My Microsoft Account (Outlook.com) Time Zone? The Not-so-obvious Location Revealed
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