What follows is by no means a comprehensive treatment, but rather is advice which appeared in two different sources in the past two days. Click on each header for a link to more detailed explanations of listed items.
From The Huffington Post, 9 Things You Need To Do When Your Email Is Hacked
- Change your password.
- Recapture your account.
- Report the incident to the email site.
- Speak to your peeps.
- Scan your computer with an updated virus program.
- Review your personal email settings.
- Change passwords or security questions for other sites.
- Check your email folders.
- Monitor !
From The New York Times, Digital Tools To Curb Snooping
- Protect your password ~ Keep strong, safe, multiple passwords. Use a password manager. Use two-step authentication.
- Trick the trackers ~ Use tracker blocking tools. Use a rerouting service. Set up an encrypted virtual private network (VPN). Change to a search engine which does not compile your search history data.
- Trust the Cloud ~ With the best providers, customers' files are encrypted, and users' plain text passwords are not transmitted to the provider.
- Keep conversations private ~ Use encrypted email.
- Remember the basics ~ Keep security software updated.
The Internet is a fun and informative place, the world's library. It can also bite you like a fine for an overdue book. Stay safe, stay current.