So I have been hearing and seeing a lot of things about hacking going on and in reading the advice I realize people really don’t understand that much about hacking. On the website I used to go on before it closed down I got hacked. My password was extremely complicated consisting of a lot of symbols like: !@#$@. It was also the max characters allowed for the website, however, it didn’t stop the person who hacked me. They had got into my email and changed my account from my mothers email to mine. The only reason I know they got into my email was because they were telling everyone who I had reported through email. Hacking isn’t as simple to stop as people think it is, its not just guessing a password, its bypassing security, servers, and firewalls. Some people use programs to hack into other people’s accounts, if that is the case, password protection won’t help you at all.
So here are some tips to stop/limit hacking activity:
- Don’t share passwords with ANYONE. This includes family or close friends.
- Changing your password/making it complicated won’t help anything unless you slipped with your password and that is how they got in. Don’t make passwords too simple, but a complicated password isn’t going to help you.
- If you see suspicious activity change your account over to another email and right away delete evidence, then once again switch it to another email (one no one knows about) and delete the evidence for safety.
- If you see suspicious activity switch your items to another account if possible, preferably the items you value the most.
- 5. Don’t flaunt or brag about items, this makes you an easy target. No that doesn’t mean you can’t wear your favorite items again it just means don’t brag about it and don’t try to make yourself the center of attention when wearing everything.
- After taking safety measures, report the incident to Fantage staff.
These might not even do anything, but it can slow down the process. Also, if you HAVE given out your password to someone you thought you trusted and they have turned against you, that isn’t hacking. You are the one to blame for that one.