In the past week I have gotten 6 emails from different people who have had their
emails hacked. You know the type of email; nothing but a dubious link to a most likely infected Web site.
First of all, if anyone out there still doesn't know this, DO NOT CLICK THESE LINKS!!! The person was hacked. While any password can be hacked given enough time, having a weak password can make it that much easier for these automated attackers. Once they get in your email they can reek havoc by emailing everyone in your address book and automatically sending electronic requests to all major banks which essentially says "I forgot my password, please email it to this account." You can see where this goes from here.
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