Internet Security

Internet Security

Why Hacked Email Accounts Are So Dangerous

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Have you ever received a suspicious email from someone you know? It’s more common than most of us might imagine. That’s because when a hacker steals their victim’s email account, they use it to create more victims by sending out spam messages to users on the stolen account’s address book. It’s a major invasion of privacy, not to mention dangerous.

These messages frequently contain links to fake or “phishing” websites, which will be designed to resemble real websites but exist solely to either infect visitors with malware or pose as a location for people to “log in,” thereby unwittingly handing over their account info.

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Are device cams a security concern?

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Fact or not, but web security and privacy experts are advising you to cover your device camera (laptops, mobile phones, tablets). Notable people do, like Mark Zuckerberg (yes, the Facebook guy), as reported in this article.

Perhaps the best way to convince you is to seek an answer to the following question: Can some people really spy on you through your laptop or smartphone camera?

The answer is a creepy YES! Tech experts like the guys at DigitalSpy.com believe its not only hackers who are interested in viewing your most private moments, but also some schools checking their students, and companies tracking its employees to see what they’re doing at any given time.

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How to check if your email account is compromised, and fix it

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With the shocking news in September 22, 2016 that Yahoo finally admitted to a widespread data breach involving some 500 million user accounts, and the recent massive emails and data breach at Verifications.io it is time that everyone should take data and account security very seriously.

Most of our online accounts are registered using an email, and chances are, if you happen to use Yahoo email, that your account is one of those accounts breached.

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