Here are a few more tips to help you stay safe.
1. If you use the Facebook or Google log in options, you don’t need a password on PatientsLikeMe – but you must have strong passwords on those services. Note that if you have trouble logging in via one of those services, you will need to reach out to that service for help resolving the problem.
2. Keep your email address up to date here, so we can contact you in the event of a security issues.
3. Use an anti-malware (also known as anti-virus) package from one of the major vendors on your computer. (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_antivirus_software.) A compromised desktop makes your information vulnerable and can be used to attack other people. It’s up to all of us to keep our computers safe.