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Re: gmail hacked
Most of the advice above is pretty solid, thought I'd summarize and re-cap.

- As a few people mentioned above, turn on 2-factor authentication for your accounts that allow it - google, amazon, etc. - it just makes it one step harder to hack. Note, the 2FA Apps are safer than the ones that send a code to a text message.

- Obviously check your credit report, look for unauthorized accounts

- One thing that people may or may not realize - your e-mail account is your gateway to almost all of your online accounts. If someone gets access to your e-mail, they can essentially reset a lot of your account passwords without you even knowing about it.

- Try to change your passwords every couple of months, and don't use the same ones for different sites - once someone has your e-mail/password, they're likely to try multiple sites - i.e. amazon, ebay, paypal, chase, citi, etc. You may not have accounts or use the same passwords, but if you do, they've gotten easy access to more accounts.

- You could consider using a password manager as well.

- One more word to the wise - before you click any link in any e-mail, think about who sent it and why - if you get an e-mail from Bank of America that says your payment is late, but you don't have a BofA account - it might be a scam.
thanx for the advice

February 01, 2019, 02:49:16 PM
Re: in search of new zemiros tunes
taking a goy and being m'gaayer him

good or bad?

February 02, 2019, 09:27:18 PM
Re: in search of new zemiros tunes
good or bad?

Seemed like he didn't have a problem with it

February 02, 2019, 10:44:23 PM
Re: in search of new zemiros tunes
I recently heard a shiur from Rav Avigdor Miller Zt"l and he said that taking a non Jewish tune and using it for a Jewish words is like taking a goy and being m'gaayer him

What about taking Jewish words and using them for a goyishe song?

Is that like shmad'ing them?

February 02, 2019, 11:02:26 PM
Re: in search of new zemiros tunes


February 02, 2019, 11:03:32 PM
Re: gmail hacked Then, turn on 2 step verification.
Re-evaluate the quality of your new password and change again if you decide your new one is too weak.

February 03, 2019, 11:40:01 PM
Re: gmail hacked
Adding to the Echo Chamber, plus a couple of more tips:

- Definitely add 2-Factor auth. It makes it a lot harder to hack in the future.
- With 2FA, you don't need to change your password as much - because your password alone won't compromise your account.
- I would also check your sent and deleted mail to see if there is anything suspicious in there - i.e. a password reset e-mail from your bank or amazon account.

As for the weird g-mail suggestions - gmail eats data like a teenager. Somehow it adds any e-mail addresses on any chain you've been a part of. For example, I'll sometimes look for the e-mail of one of my kids' friends' parents - only to find they're in my address book - even though I've never e-mailed them before. So weird suggestions alone might not be that much of an indication of you being hacked - I would search for that e-mail address in your archives and you're likely to find it on something someone else sent you.

I hope that's helpful?

(For the record, I am a software developer, but not a security pro)
thanx for the info! Definitely appreciated!

February 04, 2019, 09:56:27 AM
Re: gmail hacked Tips to stay protected in Gmail

February 04, 2019, 01:47:22 PM
Re: Do you daven out loud?
One thing I miss in America, in non chasidic shteibels is the tummult of davening.

I just keep seeing in my eyes, the signs in shteibelach in Israel, kol haoneh yehei shmay rabba.etc...

I wish there would be such a geshrei in America.

On the one hand the young Israel crowd always stand up for yehei shmay rabba but they are so timid.

What about kedusha.. I spent Shabbat in Baltimore,my host took me to a shull / shtiebel there.. and there was such a resounding "yachad, kukam kedusha".  I felt like yechezkiel was there.

I got to bring you to stulen(סתלין) and you won't miss the davening out loud again! ;) 

February 05, 2019, 09:29:56 PM
Re: Amazon HQ2
One way of getting in the way of those creating jobs, is to ignore them when they offer a great deal.
The reason amazon needs a "good deal" to move to NY is because NY is getting in the way of anyone who would create jobs, the solution to that is to get out of everyone's way, not just the big behemoth.

February 14, 2019, 05:16:08 PM