I get emails like this every now and then. I would say most people get emails like this, perhaps more than every now and then but this is the first time I’ve had someone try to hack into my unused Pinterest account.

My other blog (where I am no longer active) is an Online Security blog aimed at every day people who are security conscious. I haven’t blogged there in a while because I kind of lost interest after some crap that happened last year yadda yadda yadda and here we are. So internet security, online safety, these are topics that used to be quite close to my heart. For those of you that don’t already know, I work in the IT field for a large service provider in my country so yeah, I’m a bit of a (proud) computer nerd 🤓

Everything’s fine with the Pinterest account, I just logged into it and changed the password and added 2FA so it should be sweet. It pays to be diligent even with unused accounts – particularly with unused accounts because you often forget about them and usually, neglect them which makes them easier targets for hackers.

Today’s announcement is brought to you by the number 2 and the letters F and A 😅

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