If you receive an email like the one below from GoDaddy saying that they are suspending your email address and that you need to verify your account, don’t click on it!
Countless Amazon customers woke up this morning to an email from Amazon telling them that “our website inadvertently disclosed your name and email address due to a technical error.” And, in fact, that’s just about all the email said, other than “the issue has been fixed” and that there is no need for the customer to take any action.
Chances are very good that, in 2017, you have encountered a merchant that uses the Square payment system (often presented on an iPad that swivels around so that you can sign the check, include a tip, etc.). Square is very popular in coffee shops and fast food places. And, if you have ever paid through the Square system, you may be wondering how to change or remove your email address from the Square system.
Now that the Impact Team hackers put the data of all 37 million Ashley Madison users online, you may be wondering how to check to see whether your email address is exposed in that data dump.
As we told our readers last month, the ‘have an affair and cheat on your spouse’ website Ashley Madison was hacked, and information on their “37,765,000 anonymous users” was grabbed by the hackers, who call themselves The Impact Team. Now the Impact Team has dumped and revealed all of the data online, and many people are worrying “Is my email address in the Ashley Madison data?”
If you are on LinkedIn and want people to be able to send invitations to connect with you without them having to know your email address, you may be frustrated at trying to figure out how to remove that restriction. Here are step-by-step instructions, with pictures.
In an irony that was almost assuredly lost on them, AT and T today apologized by mass email to all of their iPad 3G customers for the security leak (i.e. the hackers which had hacked into the system) which exposed their iPad 3G customers’ email addresses, exposing them to the risk of being spammed. Here is the email which AT and T just sent out – note the fact that they sent it from a non-repliable email address, which is considered a no-no in email sending best practices.