Be aware of a common scam running on the internet - someone emails you with a password that you will recognize and threaten to publicly bad post things about you on social media unless you pay a ransom. The password and email come from some web site breach, such as LinkedIn. Don’t fall for it. Delete and move on. Also, take this opportunity to get a password manager and use a different password on every site/service you use. ✌️
@jerry Do you have any PW Manager recommendations?
@Miredly I recently switched to Dashlane. It’s somewhat expensive for the pro version, but it’s quite refined and easy to use. I used to use 1Password - also good, not quite as easy to use IMO. Lots of people like Enpass, but I’ve not spent much time with it.
@Miredly Try KeePass. I've been using it both on Windows and on Linux (Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Fedora).
lol yeah I remember they tried to blackmail me after the Patreon breach
@jerry Haven't seen that one yet. Thanks for the warning.
My favorite scam of the moment is the message self-identified as from Microsoft or Google (I have seen both) saying they have received strange signals from your device and believe it has been hacked. Do not fall for this. Neither Microsoft, Google, or Apple monitor every one of the 10s of thousands of devices they have out there. Delete the message and move on.
@jerry thanks for the info
@jerry bugger! you mean I could have kept all that Bitcoin???
@jerry seriously though, I don't use a password manager, as having "one password to rule them all" worries me! I use a physical "card" from passwordcard.org . I write down the refs to the passwords , in a document I keep on cloud servers, using cryptomator for end to end encryption. (so when I need a password, I open cryptotmator, open the document , get the reference (like "$5") and then read the password off my laminated card that is in my wallet) sounds convoluted, but it isn't really!
@whonose123 hey, whatever works for you. As long as the passwords are unique, rock on.
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