How secure is your e-mail password?

Hello all!  After a lengthy absence from these pages, I have returned.  It is my goal to provide some helpful information to you at least weekly, and to try to keep you abreast of any current threats or trends of which you need to be aware.

In that vein, let’s talk about the security of your personal e-mail accounts. Most people now have personal as well as business e-mail accounts.  Sites like Yahoo, GMail,, Hotmail, AOL, etc all offer free e-mail with lots of storage space.  It make it easy to keep touch with friends and family, get notifications from your bank or online vendors, etc.  But have you ever thought about the amount of personal information someone could obtain from you e-mail account? Continue reading