8 steps for coping and recovering from an email hack.
Far too frequently our willingness to open email attachments – leads to malware infections.
You might be shocked to learn that there’s very little to prevent government snoops from peeking into your email.
There are two distinct types of security holes that threaten your identity and your life as you know it.
Email is ubiquitous and convenient, yet surprisingly not very secure. I’ll look at why that is and when you should worry.
Email account theft is rampant. If it happens to you, there are several steps that you need to take not only to recover your account, but to prevent it from being easily hacked again.
It happens all the time. In fact, in the last two days, both my mother and my aunt have had their email hacked. When your email is hacked, it is potentially a very dangerous situation. Quick and decisive action is absolutely required.
“Help, somehow my email account got hijacked, and now all my friends are getting spam, from me! I am always careful with my password. How could this have happened, and what should I do?”
I’m sure we all live in a world where we assume our accounts are all safe as long as we can still use them regularly. Same goes for our banking account, as long as the amount does not disappear suddenly, we will assume our account is safe.
With all the focus on malware, it’s easy to assume your computer has an infection if you suddenly get a lot of bounced email. That’s typically not the cause.
By Bill Pytlovany
Last week a serious failure in storing names and Email occurred due to a security flaw by a company name Epsilon. This may be the largest failure in protecting names and Email in my lifetime. Epsilon is trying to downplay this failure by claiming it only lost 2% of its database