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silentfilm
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Email used for spam

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Someone sent a spam email to the first 25 people in my "Sent" folder of my Verizon Webmail account.  I've changed the password, but is there some place that I need to report this.  They definitely did not get it from my home computer because I use Outlook Express, and the email addresses were from the Webmail sent folder.

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Frank_VZ
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You do not have to report it but it is a good Idea to change your password and use a hard password that uses upper and lower case letters and numbers.

 

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Frank_VZ

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Hubrisnxs
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keep the below info in mind when creating a password.  

 

 

How Long It Takes Hackers to Crack Your Password

You already knew that a longer password is more secure, but how much more? BusinessWeek says a 6 character password (just letters) can be cracked in just 10 minutes while a 9 character password complete with letters, uppercase, numbers and symbols will take 44,530 years to crack. Take a look at the image to see other comparisons, the first column describes your password, the other columns show you how long the hackers need to hack your password. [BusinessWeek via Neatorama]

 

 

 

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