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It is time to change your Virily password!!!!!

Back in the dark ages of the internet, there was a concept of “mobile” versus “computer site. Where a site would “render” or appear on the screen fitting the device you were using. It was an automatic redirection (you are accessing from a mobile device I will take you to the mobile site. I won’t say it was perfect, and there were many times when on your mobile device you got stuck in the desktop version of the site and vice versa. Today I don’t have the issue anymore. You can access sites on all devices pretty effectively. What I have found now is the interesting reality of security. How many times have you changed your Virily password? I am on my 3rd, but in saying that I realized I need to change mine again.

The reality of the internet today is that there are people seeking to find out more about you. It is called PII. Or personally-identifying information (its normally identifiable but I made it easier to translate). Information that lets someone figure out who you are. There are many scams on the internet that continue to plague users, and the reality is it is our responsibility to be awake and aware.

1. Be careful, and Your birthday is always a secret question used to verify who you are. If someone else outside your family knows your birthday, they can open credit in your name.

2.Your government identification (in the US in the 1970s your social security number and your driver’s license were linked. That is no longer the case) The ID or number by your government is critical information.

3. Having your passport number can allow someone to get the information for one of the two above.

4. Finally, your physical address and the last couple of physical addresses you’ve had can be used as well.

I don’t want to scare people. The reality of the world we live in is diligence is the most important personal security thing. The most important security rule for everyone to follow is to assume you are at risk. The US Government and the European Union have security rules for information. GDPR, which is the European Laws around personal information are the strictest in the world right now. However, government rules don’t answer your phone. Government rules don’t respond to emails. In fact, if I may, I would like to share the best advice I have ever been given about scams.

If it sounds too good to be true, it is!

Your safety is your responsibility. 

PS, change your Virily password!

  • Do you have payment information linked to your Virily account (Payoneer or Paypal?)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Would an article on how to change your virily password help?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Is your virily password complex?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you know what a complex password looks like?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Would a make a new password post help?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. I think that anyone who wants to do it will succeed … I’m a minor person and I don’t think I could do much to help with my data … I don’t have bank accounts and other information on the internet … it’s the same as car theft …. what kind of security codes and everything can be built into the car … thieves are always a step ahead of the manufacturers …. if anyone wants to steal my car it will be stolen …. anyway thanks for the interesting info
     

  2. Q: Do you have payment information linked to your Virily account (Payoneer or Paypal?)
    Yes (7 votes) – 88%
    No (1 votes) – 13%
    Q: Would an article on how to change your virily password help?
    Yes (4 votes) – 57%
    No (3 votes) – 43%
    Q: Is your virily password complex?
    Yes (4 votes) – 50%
    No (4 votes) – 50%
    Q: Do you know what a complex password looks like?
    Yes (8 votes) – 89%
    No (1 votes) – 11%
    Q: Would a make a new password post help?
    Yes (5 votes) – 83%
    No (1 votes) – 17%

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