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Old 10-15-2012, 08:52 PM
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Sorry it's taken so long to respond to this thread.

Last week, we were hit by someone who was generating server processes at the rate of 14,000 per hour which explains the slowdown. I was on the phone for four hours with the guys who run the server but they finally did get things back to normal and were able to block the lowlife.

As regards email hacks, the bad guys search for accounts with easy passwords. Unfortunately, most people have easy passwords because they are, well, easy to remember, but that also makes them easy for their their hacking programs to figure out by trying dozens of hundreds of combinations a minute until it gets in.

I use 12- to 16-character random passwords, which minimize the probably of a brute-force attack being successful.

For those of you who have been hacked, and those of you who'd rather not be hacked, you can generate long random passwords here: http://passwordplace.net.

Again, sorry for the delay.


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