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Hi Folks,

 

Please note that my email account (cornermarketcapital@gmail.com) was hacked, and at least one fraudulent email was sent requesting financial information.  I'm in the process of informing Google.  If you find you have received an unusual email from me, please feel free to contact me to confirm at 604-612-3965 or cornerofberkshireandfairfax@gmail.com.  Thanks very much!

 

Sanjeev 

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Sanjeev: after you have this sorted out, do strongly consider using 2-step verification.

 

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/180744?hl=en

 

It is 2-factor authentication, which exponentially lowers the odds of someone hacking into your google account.

 

Of course, NSA could still get in there; but that is beside the point.

 

+1

 

While I don't know how hackers got hold of Sanjeev's password, I would also recommend using a password management application like, for example, 1Password. They help you remember all those unique passwords:

http://alternativeto.net/software/1password/

 

This image is also relevant:

https://xkcd.com/936/

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Sanjeev: after you have this sorted out, do strongly consider using 2-step verification.

 

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/180744?hl=en

 

It is 2-factor authentication, which exponentially lowers the odds of someone hacking into your google account.

 

Of course, NSA could still get in there; but that is beside the point.

 

+1

 

While I don't know how hackers got hold of Sanjeev's password, I would also recommend using a password management application like, for example, 1Password. They help you remember all those unique passwords:

http://alternativeto.net/software/1password/

 

This image is also relevant:

https://xkcd.com/936/

 

Thanks Guys!  Not sure if it was a hack or an email spoof emulating an email with my address, since there was no indication of any activity in the account...deleted emails...etc.  Regardless, passwords have been changed and I probably will use the 2-step verification.  Cheers!

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Sanjeev: after you have this sorted out, do strongly consider using 2-step verification.

 

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/180744?hl=en

 

It is 2-factor authentication, which exponentially lowers the odds of someone hacking into your google account.

 

Of course, NSA could still get in there; but that is beside the point.

 

+1

 

While I don't know how hackers got hold of Sanjeev's password, I would also recommend using a password management application like, for example, 1Password. They help you remember all those unique passwords:

http://alternativeto.net/software/1password/

 

This image is also relevant:

https://xkcd.com/936/

 

Thanks Guys!  Not sure if it was a hack or an email spoof emulating an email with my address, since there was no indication of any activity in the account...deleted emails...etc.  Regardless, passwords have been changed and I probably will use the 2-step verification.  Cheers!

 

So how do we know this is really you?    :)

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Sanjeev: after you have this sorted out, do strongly consider using 2-step verification.

 

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/180744?hl=en

 

It is 2-factor authentication, which exponentially lowers the odds of someone hacking into your google account.

 

Of course, NSA could still get in there; but that is beside the point.

 

+1

 

While I don't know how hackers got hold of Sanjeev's password, I would also recommend using a password management application like, for example, 1Password. They help you remember all those unique passwords:

http://alternativeto.net/software/1password/

 

This image is also relevant:

https://xkcd.com/936/

 

Thanks Guys!  Not sure if it was a hack or an email spoof emulating an email with my address, since there was no indication of any activity in the account...deleted emails...etc.  Regardless, passwords have been changed and I probably will use the 2-step verification.  Cheers!

 

So how do we know this is really you?    :)

 

Good question!  I'm eating a burger and market prices are rising...especially SHLD.  Who else could make that happen?!  Cheers!

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Sanjeev: after you have this sorted out, do strongly consider using 2-step verification.

 

https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/180744?hl=en

 

It is 2-factor authentication, which exponentially lowers the odds of someone hacking into your google account.

 

Of course, NSA could still get in there; but that is beside the point.

 

+1

 

While I don't know how hackers got hold of Sanjeev's password, I would also recommend using a password management application like, for example, 1Password. They help you remember all those unique passwords:

http://alternativeto.net/software/1password/

 

This image is also relevant:

https://xkcd.com/936/

 

Thanks Guys!  Not sure if it was a hack or an email spoof emulating an email with my address, since there was no indication of any activity in the account...deleted emails...etc.  Regardless, passwords have been changed and I probably will use the 2-step verification.  Cheers!

 

So how do we know this is really you?    :)

 

Good question!  I'm eating a burger and market prices are rising...especially SHLD.  Who else could make that happen?!  Cheers!

 

Haha. :D

 

 

Hope you get your account back fast Parsad, that must really suck. I assume you also rely on it for your business. Thanks for the heads up.

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+1

 

While I don't know how hackers got hold of Sanjeev's password, I would also recommend using a password management application like, for example, 1Password. They help you remember all those unique passwords:

http://alternativeto.net/software/1password/

 

This image is also relevant:

https://xkcd.com/936/

 

+2 for two-step verification.  I use google for home and work on my own domain, and activated 2-step after a friend of mine had his email hacked (also gmail).  He is a lawyer and some of his clients got emails from "him" about viagra.  :-\

 

Another good password app is LastPass.  I've been using it for a year or two.  It's free and very handy, especially considering a lot of sites now force you to make crazy passwords.

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I've been using Keepass, I first heard of it from someone here on this board. I tried it out and have been using it ever since.

 

My old method was very tedious in comparison. I used to save all my passwords in text files organized into directories based on what they were, then I encrypted the whole directory structure with truecrypt and stored it on Google Docs so I could access it from anywhere.  This was no where near as easy as using Keepass, there was no way to decrypt it on an iPad for example.  Now I store my keepass file on Google Docs and I can access it from any computer/tablet/phone/etc.

 

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