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Nice find there. Just goes to show the need to have different passwords for different sites you visit.
The love with 1Password makes this so much easier, now with their implementation of WatchTower and showing the Vulnerable sites. I have changed about 65% of them since the SSL Bug.

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I made terrible mistakes when I was under a lot of stress. These so called techs got access because I gave it to them.. They didn't need a password. I redid new hard drive. MS word didn't work. I had the original disks and key, but the key did not work and it was correct. Got message that directed me to a help tech place, but it was an independent place outsourced. I was stupid. It cost me a lot of money and these people fixed it but I found out a lot of my applcations were missing. Found in trash later. Had to restore from back up a month at least back which I should have done to begin with. My computer may have been compromised but too long a story to go into now. Now I am very weary and untrustful. Just make sure when you need tech help that you go to the legitimate number and not just one that shows up or pops up on the internet or on the computer.
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I made terrible mistakes when I was under a lot of stress. These so called techs got access because I gave it to them.. They didn't need a password. I redid new hard drive. MS word didn't work. I had the original disks and key, but the key did not work and it was correct. Got message that directed me to a help tech place, but it was an independent place outsourced. I was stupid. It cost me a lot of money and these people fixed it but I found out a lot of my applcations were missing. Found in trash later. Had to restore from back up a month at least back which I should have done to begin with. My computer may have been compromised but too long a story to go into now. Now I am very weary and untrustful. Just make sure when you need tech help that you go to the legitimate number and not just one that shows up or pops up on the internet or on the computer.
Good point, and sorry to hear you got done over. Its always the best option to use a local number out of the Yellow Pages (Aust) when you have a Computer problem. As Apple has said nothing in iCloud was compromised, doubles my belief that this was done with a phishing Scam that hit us Aussies a few moths ago now, and these hackers were sitting waiting for the right time to hit us.
@-3 months after someone went to a fake iCloud page and put in their credentials, would arouse suspicion as if it was done straight away.
They were clever, but nice to see PayPal do their part as well.

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Recently I had another problem with MS word.. pop up saying I had to reinstall it. It still worked but this popup came up everytime I started ms word. With companies like MS there is no local help. I sometimes ask Apple who is helpful but not with third parties like Microsoft. I thought I had the official number.I called. Got the I can fix this for you for $95 +. I smelled a fish so I said no thanks. A wonderful person either on the apple user group or maybe here told me what to do. A license was missing and it was a Quick fix by myself and now cured. It's very discouraging not knowing whom to trust and no matter what number I call for microsoft everyone wants to charge me and not help me!!

Now other times like when my hp wireless printer doesn't work I need to let them into my computer to fix it. However I pretty much know who they are; at least so far so good. But there are a lot of companies trying to fix ms word and I don't believe they are legitimate. And they give out info that could easily be fixed with the correct information.

If I didn't need MS word I would surely delete it, but it works well for me and I don't want to change and take the chance that others won't be able to get my "other" documents.

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But there are a lot of companies trying to fix ms word and I don't believe they are legitimate. And they give out info that could easily be fixed with the correct information.

If I didn't need MS word I would surely delete it, but it works well for me and I don't want to change and take the chance that others won't be able to get my "other" documents.
Then you've been going to the wrong places or have been misled. MS Word for the Mac has an excellent help forum available for free and it's sponsored by Microsoft and staffed with very knowledgeable people. They also provide support for Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook. Here is the LINK.

Of course you should ask here first before going there.
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