[kwlug-disc] OT: Hotmail/Yahoo account breakins

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Sat Feb 16 14:19:26 EST 2013


On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 01:43:31PM -0500, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> Additional advice:
>  * Delete cookies after logging out (from e-mail, banking, Facebook, &c.)
>  * Set cookies to delete when closing browser
>  * Set cookies to not accept cookies from third-party sites
>  * Use a different browser for truly sensitive stuff, eg. banking. Use
> that browser ONLY for banking. Use another different browser for e-mail.

And if you're using Linux, you can use the concept of multiple user
accounts to achieve "different browser" without actually using
different browsers.

i.e. login to your "bank" user for banking, "flash" user for youtube,
main user has javascript and flash disabled.

You can be logged in to multiple accounts at once too.

- Chris




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