I'm not sure if this is the correct spot to post this, but I'm writing to say that 1password saved me BIG TIME! I randomly plugged my email address into google yesterday and to my utter dismay the first thing that popped up was my main email address and one of the passwords I used to use quite a bit. It turns out it's part of a huge list of email addresses and passwords on some German forum for trading stolen credit card and financial information! I about soiled myself! Obviously some place I visited got hacked.
The only good thing is that about two years ago I bought 1password (when I first got an iPhone 3G), and, at that time, I decided to beef up the passwords on all my major accounts (email, banking, etc.). As a result, most of the important sites were safe. After seeing that last night, I went through everything using that password and changed them using very strong, unique passwords for every one of the sites. I will NEVER use the same password on two websites ever again! I hope to God nothing important ended up in those S.O.B's hands. The only thing I have noticed is that for nearly the past year that email address has been getting spammed like crazy!
Here is my question. What do I do from here?
I'm thinking my next steps will be:
1) Delete any accounts in my real name on all non-essential sites, and if they are places I want to continue subscribing (like forums), I will setup new accounts using a pseudonym and unique, strong passwords.
2) For the remaining essential sites that I need to keep in my real name, I will ensure that I have strong, unique passwords.
3) Cancel that Yahoo address ASAP. Does anyone know if it's possible to download my email off of Yahoo into a useable format. I'm on a Mac. I think I have a couple of gigs worth of email.
4) Send a link to that German site to the FBI's online fraud task force. I forget the name of the task force. Probably won't help, but it's worth reporting.
Also, since I plan to do some major password overhauling, I'm even more concerned than before about losing this info. My last computer died and I lost a lot of important stuff. Is it pretty easy to save a copy of all of my passwords on 1password into an encrypted file? I've never done this before. I'd like to store this info online somewhere, just in case.
Am I missing anything?
Man I feel violated.
Thanks to all especially the 1password guys. I have to admit, I was weary of the price at first, now I realize it is invaluable software.
PS: You might want to put together a list of things that people like myself should do on your website. I bet there are lots of people that start looking into a product like this AFTER something like this happens. It would not only be a good service, but might help people realize how essential this type of product is.