Originally Posted by AceJunkie
How often should you change your password? Ive heard about people trying to hack sites and use your password to view cards. Is it possible to log in on two different ip adresses? Let me know your opinion... And thanks
They are not hacking passwords to look at your holecards (although some high stakes players have had people see their holecards when people they thought were friends were using TeamViewer to watch them play, but they were feeding the info to the opponent, or they were the opponent)
What people are doing is hacking your poker account and stealing the money out of it by playing cash games and dumping it to an accomplice or just withdrawing it to their own funding mechanism (that doesn't work in the current US Environment) or just transferring the money to one of their many accounts and laundering it down the line or setting up 'third party trades' where they get an innocent party involved. Some people hack accounts and just blow the money in the account playing large cash games.
Online thieves are getting more sophisticated and a handful (or more than a handful) use it as a lucrative full-time job.
The best thing you can do is use a 'strong password' on not only your poker account, but all of your forums, emails, ANYTHING. And you should try and change them every 90 days or so. Strong Passwords means not using any words in the password whatsoever, and using a mix of numbers, letters, characters, CAPITAL letters.
Do not use your birthday, or obviously things like 1234
Do not click on links on Skype, or if someone is trying to show you a graph, or a screenshot of their poker balance for a trade. These are common tricks to load keyloggers or trick you into a phishing situation where you give up your password(s)