Friday, November 11, 2022

What to Do When You’ve Been Hacked

A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. 

(Dr Cope Tony and Phil at Yarra club )

Life was meant for good friends and great adventures  …

It's the friends you can share blog links or call up at 4 a.m. that matter.

 What to Do When You’ve Been Hacked PCMag: “When your email, credit card, or identity gets hacked, it can be a nightmare. When you discover that your personal information has been hacked, your first thought may be, why me? Why couldn’t it have been someone else? 

In truth, you might have fallen victim for a reason, perhaps a weak, easily guessed password, or a too-public social media account. But it’s just as possible that hackers got access to one of your accounts through a data breach and parlayed their access into a full-on hack attack. 

Either way, they’ll try to make money from their unauthorized access, and they may well do it before you even realize anything is wrong. What can you do when you realize that you’ve been hacked? Knowing what to expect can be a help; knowing how to head off the hackers is even better. Our guide helps with both…”

ZDNet: “Now that Twitter is under new (and controversial) management, a decentralized open-source alternative has seen surprising growth. Here’s how the Fediverse works and how you can get started…It’s difficult for most consumers to wrap their minds around the concept of the Fediverse, which has a lot of technical jargon and wonkiness associated with it. Arguably, though, it’s not that different from the way modern email services work.

 Each server runs the same core software, and all the servers know how to talk to each other. Crucially, each user has an identity on a single server. If that identity is an email address at, you can exchange email messages with folks on other servers that support the same protocols.Mastodon works like that, with one crucial difference. You can’t go to a massive, centralized server run by a megacorporation to sign up. Instead, you have to find a server on your own, set up an account, and hope that the server you choose can handle the pressure as all these newbies sign up. For a hint of just how fast the Mastodon community has grown, look at the above chart assembled by Esteban Moro (, an MIT researcher and associate professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.”

  • See also Wired – “What You Should Know About Switching to Mastodon. This week on Gadget Lab, we do our best to break down the social media platform many Twitter users are flocking to.”
  • See also YouTube video – What is Mastadon

Ditching Twitter? How to get started with Mastodon ZDNet

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