Yes, an extra dot in the username part of the email address does not change who gets the email address at Gmail.com. Please be careful to notice that this might not be true of all other email service providers.
For example: firstname.lastname@example.org is the same as email@example.com or any variation of the position or number of dots before the @ sign. If someone tries to open a new Gmail account with just a dot as a difference between their address and yours, Google will tell them the username already exists.
Caution: if you used Gmail through an organization like school, business, or company, your dots do matter.
More on this in this Gmail help article.
Have you experienced anything that contradicts the above? Please share here in comment.
Uber has suffered a data breach a year ago, and the address and email information of 57 million people were stolen. Uber paid off the hackers who then supposedly deleted the data, but that cannot be confirmed.
Watch out for phishing emails related to this Uber data theft, for instance that your “Uber account was compromised” and that you need to change your password, or anything else related to Uber that could be suspicious.
Never click on a link in an email for situations like these, always go to the website yourself through your browser’s address bar or a bookmark you have set earlier.
Remember, Think Before You Click!
If you were using OS X Server in macOS Sierra then upgraded to macOS High Sierra, you are probably wondering what in the world happened to the Time Machine Option in OS X Server. A good discussion is going on about the question here, but we do have a solution for you:
As it turns out that Apple decided that Time Machine sharing will now become a part of macOS instead of Server 5.4. You can now used a shared Folder as a Time Machine backup destination using the Sharing preferences in your macOS System Preferences.
According to the Mac Help instructions, to Set up a shared Time Machine backup folder,
- Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Sharing.
- Select the File Sharing checkbox.
- Click the Add button + at the bottom of the Shared Folders list.
- Navigate to and select the folder you want to use for sharing, then click Add.
- Select the name of the shared folder, click Options, then make sure “Share files and folders using SMB” is selected and “Share files and folders using AFP” is not selected.
- Control-click the name of the folder, then choose Advanced Options.
- Select “Share as a Time Machine backup destination.”
- If desired, select “Limit backups to,” then enter a size.
- Click OK.
The question remains, though, of how do you know your remote devices are currently being backed up or how much of their backup has been done and how much is left?