Change password to prevent Internet spambot attack: expert

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/08/31

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) The best way to prevent personal email information from being

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breached by spambots, which harvest e-mail addresses from the Internet to build mailing lists for unsolicited emails, is to change your passwords regularly, an anti-virus software company executive said Thursday.

“Another step would be to enable a two-step verification feature for added security,” Chien Sheng-tsai (簡勝財), a senior consultant at online security software developer Trend Micro Inc., was quoted as saying in an Apple Daily report.

Two-step verification (also known as two-factor authentication) is currently provided by several web-based email services, including Yahoo and Google, where users are asked to sign in to their e-mail account using a password and a subsequent code that is sent via cellphone message.    [FULL  STORY]

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