What can we take away from this story?
If you are using a device that is not your own, log out of all accounts when you are finished. Especially if it’s a public device, such as a library or university computer.
Be aware of who has access to your online identity. Ideally, YOU are the only person who has access to and control of your online accounts. If you suspect that one of your accounts has been compromised, change your passwords immediately!
Thank your friends for being good people. 🙂 We know of plenty of people who have been pranked by family members and friends when leaving their accounts open, but we’ve also heard horror stories about privacy invasions. One included a jealous boyfriend who used his girlfriend’s trust against her, by reading her emails and private journal because she left herself logged in at his house.
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