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Old 12-22-2008, 10:37 AM   #31
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i would give her three rare items of her choice if she would like it cuse i have been hacked many many times so i came up with a very complicated password that noone would be able to hack!
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:25 PM   #32
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Hackers are soo mean!!And creepy. I think I got hacked the other day.I had two floors of the same type when I only bought one!!!Same with the christmas trees. Then I cheanged my password right away.I feel like changing my password again!!!
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:27 PM   #33
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Hackers are soo mean!!And creepy. I think I got hacked the other day.I had two floors of the same type when I only bought one!!!Same with the christmas trees. Then I cheanged my password right away.I feel like changing my password again!!!
Thank you for posting, splashwatergirl! It is very interesting because I just realized that there is a big possibility that someone can hack and do something really small on your account so you might not realize right away. Like if you have a lot of items in your dock and someone keeps stealing one item at a time from you, you might not even notice!! That is so scary! In that case changing your password often can really help, just like you said! Thank you so much for sharing your story!
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:43 PM   #34
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I see everyone has been giving well thought out posts and awesome advice to these people and I think it is great that it has taught so many people about internet safety It is something that should apply in REAL life as much as it does here.
I do have one more bit of advice, more because of what happened to my granddaughter when she was living with me, here.
At school, before everyone seemed to be terribly interested in Webkinz, a few of her friends got together and formed 'The Password club.' I was not told about it because they told HER to keep it a secret. Being so very young and wanting the older children to like her and give her that attention, she kept it to herself. (the club)
We logged into her account and discovered missing items and they were among her favorites. I called Ganz and they told me what to do. I was told that she had given the password to someone else and I told THEM 'No Way!! She promised Miss Birdy she would keep it a secret!' THAT was when she told me about the Secret Password club I thanked the woman at the other end of the phone, hung up and had a LONG chat with her. There was NO way to prove which child had entered into her account or wether someone ahd caught her telling the children about her password
Don't tell ANYONE your password and keep your tags all together in a safe place. A filing cabinet with a lock is perfect

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Old 12-22-2008, 09:15 PM   #35
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Thank you, Dixiecup! I can see how the little kids could tell their passwords to the bigger kids just because they want the big kids to like them! I know that a lot of littlle kids think sharing something with their friends is cool, and sometimes they don't tell about things like that to their parents! We really need to tell our little ones that we should never share things like passwords with others. Thanks for sharing a great story. We can certainly learn from your experience!
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:41 AM   #36
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What I do is change my password every week.
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:35 PM   #37
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Try changing the password often, and not keep as many valuable things on your dock.
Hope I helped
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I'm so sorry about the news!!
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:16 PM   #38
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I would choose more complicated passwords, with letters AND numbers.
Example:

hello193
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:24 PM   #39
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Thank you everyone for all the new posts! It sounds like changing password often is probably the easiest yet one of the most impoetant things we can do! And the password needs to be complicated, like numbers and letters combo. Thank you so much!
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:59 PM   #40
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Make you're passwords long and hard to guess. An easy one to remember is to make an acronymn. Like 'ELTEVYICCWC" which stands for " Elephands Love to Eat Very Yummy Ice Cream Cones With Chocolate" Be sure to write this down. You should change your passwords every 6 mths. Also, stay away from words and names that can be found in the dictionary. Hackers use the dictionary to hack!

Also, don't randomly give away your username to people or accept invites from people you don't know. Be careful on what websites you post your username on, also. Every 3 mths I go thru my posts and remove my username from all my posts. (only gifted members can edit posts) Once someone has your username, all they had to do is find your password. It's better to remove that first step, which is figuring out your username. Make it as hard as possible.

Don't brag about your account, or talk about what items you have on your account a lot. You're probably safe on WI, but definatley on other websites, I wouldn't post anything about items on your account! (exspecially rares, exclusives, PSIs, retireds, etc) This makes your account stick out like a sore-thumb. Someone has an incentive to hack YOUR account, rather than someone elses, because they know yours has good items.

Don't leave your favorite items in your dock. When someone gets into your account, these are the first things they go for, and usually the first things to go! Keep them in storage rooms. Also, take advantage of wardrobes and refrigerators! Many times hackers forget to check into wardrobes, dressers, and refrigerators.

I have more tips. I'll add later. lol
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