Protect Your Email
Long gone are the days when people created a new email address every year or two when they swap internet providers, get tired of too much spam, or just want a cute, new name. And with services like Gmail offering 15 gigabytes of free storage, there’s almost never a need to delete emails to free up space.
So, what does your email account say about you? It’s a record of every credit account you have, as well as your bank and retirement accounts. You can easily find your current and former addresses as well as the contact information of your close friends and family. How likely is it that the answers to these questions – common password reset questions – could be found there?
- What was the name of your favorite pet?
- What city were you born in?
- What is your mother’s maiden name?
- Where did you go to high school?
Having answers to these questions can open up access to nearly all of your online accounts, including access to all of your money. Protecting your email is the most important part of protecting your online presence.