Most people use some type of technology every single day. Whether it is our smartphones or computers for work, we’re actively engaging in activity that involves technical devices and an internet connection. With that in mind, a major theme is protecting the information that we do share on line and our overall identities. Hackers use smart and ever-evolving tactics to access information and sensitive data. That is why we use so many different programs and behaviors to keep all of our information protected. Have you ever wondered how exactly hackers use your information? Here is what a hacker is able to do with your email address!
Think of Your Email as a Key
Nowadays, the usual way we access most websites that we visit on a daily basis is through our emails. We subscribe to newsletters, buy things, and log into our social media profiles, all using our emails. So, it makes a lot of sense to think of your email address as a key. It can unlock access to the content that we enjoy and even require for our ordinary lives. When you think of your email as a key to enter your house, consider the ways a hacker could use the key in the same way a burglar would use a key to enter your house. It gives cybercriminals access to some of your most private and vulnerable information. These include your contacts, bank account information, and your data as well.
What Else Can Hackers Do?
Hackers can access your company data and information if it is a company email that they hack. They could also access all of your login passwords, bank account information, photos, tax forms, personal conversations, and more. These can all be avoided with a proper network or cybersecurity plan set up.
Keeping Your Email Addresses Safe and Secure
It is unlikely that the way email addresses are used will change at all any time soon. With that in mind, it is up to you to take steps to protect your data online. If you are using just one email address for all of your online accounts, you are much more vulnerable to hacking. Most websites are now using the handy two-step authentication that requires your email address and a specialized code sent to your inbox or your phone. Make sure that you’ve enabled that to keep your information all secure.
En-Net Services Can Help Today
Experience a superior method of getting the public sector technology solutions you need through forming a partnership with En-Net Services. Our seasoned team members are familiar with the distinct purchasing and procurement cycles of state and local governments, as well as Federal, K-12 education, and higher education entities. En-Net is a certified Maryland Small Business Reserve with contract vehicles and sub-contracting partnerships to meet all contracting requirements.