Email hacks

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Tulani, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Tulani macrumors 6502a

    Tulani

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    Which is more secure yahoo or gmail? Are email client apps safer than the stock app?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Depends more on the strength of your password than anything else
     
  3. Tulani thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Tulani

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    So one might have to constantly change their password?
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Not if you start with a strong password to begin with and don't share it with anyone
     
  5. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    Email is safe from "hacks" as in a server side intrusion.

    99.9% of email privacy problems are when the account is compromised due to a weak or shared password. Using the same password to sign up for a less reputable forum that you use for your primary email account.

    Ideally, what I do is have multiple email addresses for different purposes. Banking, family and friends, gaming, forums, etc. Each has a unique email account that I aggregate either via forwards or aliases.
     
  6. dastinger macrumors 6502a

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    Using GMail, you have the option to turn on 2-step verification. Once you login using a computer you never used before, you'll get a text message on your phone with a code you need to enter in order to login. Each app will have a different password given by Google as well. If you're worried about security, I'd go with that option.
     

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