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That reminds me, I recently got an email telling me to send bitcoins because they recorded me doing naughty stuff and they'd send it to all my contacts.
Of course I'm smarter than to send them bitcoins.
I send a naughty video of myself to all my contacts instead, that hacker got nothing on me!
The password is from a site I haven't used in the last 15 years and I have had no webcam in the last 10 years.
But I can imagine a bunch of people will be scared to death if they receive such an email and I know a couple of them
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
There was a hack long ago on a big site. I forget which one. I got one of those e-mails that had the password from that old site. Of course that demonstrates why we shouldn't use the same password on multiple sites. It did encourage me to go back and make sure of that at least. Back in those happier, more innocent days, it probably wasn't uncommon for even fairly technically astute people to use the same password. I had done it a few times, but all of them were either defunct now, or a couple online stores that only had many years of of date info that would have just set off alarms if they tried to use it.
I had a similar email a while back. Apparently they had hijacked my passwords and had been watching me via my laptop's camera. Unfortunately my laptop hasn't got a camera. Nice try
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