HOWEVER ... after the last week of dealing with problems caused by this, I need to say it again.
If you use the same password for your various online accounts (for example, your email, eBay, PayPal, iCloud, iTunes, Gmail, Groupon, Deals.com, The iTandCoffee Club, etc etc), you may be putting yourself at grave risk of being 'hacked'.
(Did that look like I was shouting? I just need to make sure you hear me!)
There are many sites for which you set up an online subscription or account by using your email address and a password. Some of them are fairly secure, but many others cannot be assumed to be secure.
In particular, some organisations running subscription services may have the ability to view your password very very easily!
Using this password, in combination with the email address you also will have provided to them, they could (if they are that way inclined) attempt to access your other online accounts and wreak all sorts of havoc. They could also sell this information to someone else, who could also make use these login credentials for their evil purposes.
So once again, I need to re-iterate: Please don't use the same password for all your online accounts!
Yes, I can hear you asking "But how then do I then keep track of all my password?!"
Your best way of tracking all the DIFFERENT (!!) passwords that you set up is to download or purchase a 'Password Keeper' app. Refer to these previous article published by iTandCoffee for more information about some recommended apps of this type.
- If you don't yet have a password keeper on your i-Device ...
- How to make sure you don't forget your password/s!
Once again, if you need help with changing your passwords, or with setting up and using one of these Password Keeper apps, call iTandCoffee on 1300 885 420.