“E-mail sent over the Internet is more like paper mail on a postcard than mail in a sealed envelope. […] Hackers can read and/or forge e-mail. Government agencies eavesdrop on private communications.”
What this means for you
Raise your hand if you’ve ever used a website’s “I forgot my password” link.
Ok, and what do most (luckily not all) websites do then?
They send you the forgotten password via email.
And why is that no good?
Because email is not safe.
And what if you often reuse the same password for different sites?
You’re a prime candidate for Identity Theft.
How can you protect yourself?
Never forget your passwords, and never reuse the same ones.
Take the pledge:
I will not click the “Lost Password” link.
I will choose, and use, a Password Manager.