Why Would a Hacker Want Your Email Address?


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What is the true value of an email address?

You already know that you need to keep your email accounts safe from infiltration, but do you know why that is? Hackers can access a wide variety of information about you and your business just by getting the credentials to your email account. Today we’re going to be going over some of the things that a hacker can do once they infiltrate your email account. Let’s take a look.

An email address holds the key to more than just emails.

Think about all of the times you have used your email address to sign up for a service. Think of all the times you have purchased software and had the product key emailed to you. Think about all of the contacts you have stored in your email address. Now, imagine that a hacker had all of those things. That is what will happen if you don’t have proper security in place for your email address. An email account is often host to a plethora of personal data that could greatly affect your life if placed into the wrong hands.

What can you do to secure your email address?

The basics of email security are a strong password and a commitment to keeping your computer free of malware. Beyond that, however, there are a few things that you can do to stay safe. For example, you can set up a two-step authentication process for when you log into your account. Not only will you be prompted to give your password, but you will also receive a code on your phone that you will need to provide. You should also make sure that all browsers that you are using are updated as well to ensure maximum security.


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