Most people use some form of technology every day. Whether it’s on our smartphones or computers at work, we are actively engaging in activity that involves tech devices and internet connectivity. With that said, a major theme is protecting the information that we share online and our overall identities. Hackers use sophisticated and ever-evolving tactics to access sensitive data and information. That’s why there are so many programs and behaviors we use to keep our information protected. Have you ever wondered how hackers use your information? Here’s what a hacker can do with your email address.
Think of Your Email Address as a Key
Nowadays, the typical way that we access many websites that we visit on a daily basis is through email. We subscribe to newsletters, make purchases, and log into our social media accounts all using our email addresses. Therefore, it makes sense to think of your email address as a key. It unlocks access to the content that we enjoy and even require for our everyday lives. When you think of your email address as a key, think of the ways a hacker could use this key in the same way a burglar would use a key to enter your home. It gives hackers access to some of your most vulnerable and private information, like your contacts, bank information, and even your personal data like addresses.
Keeping Your Email Address Secure
It’s unlikely that the way email addresses are used will change any time soon. With that in mind, it’s up to us to take steps to protect our own data online. If you’re using one email address for all your online accounts, you’re that much more vulnerable to hacking. Also, be sure that you’re using incredibly strong and complicated passwords for all your accounts. Many websites are now using two-step authentication that requires your email address and a special code sent to your inbox or to your phone. Make sure you have that enabled to keep your information secure.
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