I don t have to do much to convince you of that. I ll bet in any given week you receive at least one bogus message falsely sent in the name of a friend or business contact whose computer has been hijacked. Or, one fine day your friends may have received spam that seemed to come from you. And since spammers use this hijacked accounts to shield themselves from the law it may have advertised pornography or illegal scams. All in your name. Let s start today with some simple ways to reduce the chances that you ll have to send embarrassing emails to your friends and family warning them that your account has been hijacked and asking them not to open any emails that seem to be from you.