Many people use the same password at difference sites – including for their email. So if your account info was among those hacked in the many online data thefts over the last few years, those passwords may be floating around.
[You can check
https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to see if your email address is “out there”]
So of what possible value could your hacked email account be to the “bad guys”? Here are some ideas, from Krebs on Security:
Things a hacked email account can be used for
Want more details?
There is an online security researcher named Krebs that published 3 basic rules for online safety. These still make a lot of sense:
If you didn’t go looking for it, don’t install it! If you installed it, UPDATE it! If you no longer need it, REMOVE it!
The original article is at
How to Create a Powerschool Parent Account
If you have a returning student and/or previously have created a parent account, you do NOT have to follow this procedure.
Parent accounts in Powerschool are SEPARATE from student accounts. This way Parents can login ONCE and access all of their children’s information and grades. This is the “done once” setup procedure.
The Powerschool password given on your Info Packet sheet is ONLY used once – to setup the account initially. You will select your own password during the setup process.
• Open the webpage
. [SIS = “student information system”] sis.mountdesales.net
• Click on the tab “Create Account”.
• The first section on the page,“Create Parent Account,” is the information necessary to setup your account. All fields in this section are required, and include the following:
Email (must be unique)
Desired User Name (must be unique) – this is what you will use to login
The second section on the page, “Link Students to Account,” requires that the information for at least one student be provided, and includes the following:
The Access ID and Password for each student was also on the info sheet.
You may enter the information for up to seven students when initially establishing your account. Please feel free to contact the School if you have any questions.