can someone hack my homestead account?

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I wonder if someone could hack my homestead account? I've got an affiliate that is very tech savvy and I  wonder if they are hacking my account and redirecting traffic. This could potentially be very costly. I would especially like to hear from a Homestead specialist
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Mike Stotts
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Mike, I suppose that anything that is networked could possibly be hacked. However, if they I am not sure how diverting traffic would not be noticed. To divert traffic they would need to reroute the traffic to a different site. I suppose if the can get in your email they may be able to grab your contact form responses. The best way to prevent this type of account access is to get a good security program and run it on all your computers that you may use. If it comes up clean then change your password(s) to something you have never used before and make the password very complicated. For extra security, set a calendar reminder to change your passwords on a schedule. Always keep your security program current.

Do you have any reason or evidence to think that traffic is being diverted? When you go to your site, do you see your site on all pages? Or does it go elsewhere sometimes?
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I agree wth Drew entirely, If hackers can get into government systems then they can get into anywhere given the right equipment and tech knowledge. companies do take their customers security seriously and do everything they can to make it secure. Sadly the biggest security problem is with us, the users. Simple passwords such as family names, pets etc ( all advertised on Social media) make the hackers job simpler.
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Thank you both for your feedback. Getting a good security program for my computer is a good idea and of course changing passwords regularly. One problem is I use several different computers with Sitebuilder. I suppose I need to run a security program on all three.
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Yes you do, I read somewhere that if you take a new computer out of the box and connect it to the internet without a decent antivirus it will be infected inside 3 minutes. Antivirus programmes do very well keeping up with threats but at the end of the day "we" can overide security settings with the click of a mouse. Be very wary of any email you open and never click on a link you are not sure of. I appear to have many friends in African Countries, US MIlitary who know me from a "friend" and they want to share a few billion dollars they want to spirit out of their Country.. all they need is my bank accout details...Yeah !!!Right!! stay smart, stay safe
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You should also make sure you change the default password on any router you have. If you leave the default it may be easy for someone to compromise your network.

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