Security is a major concern these days….from credit card fraud at a major retailer, to internet security threats like Heartbleed and other big viruses…. and everyone should be concerned about threats to their identity. Online, one of the best things you can do is to minimize the amount of accounts you have tied to your email. Many of us have had an online presence for 10 or more years, and have likely signed up for numerous accounts and services that we’ve forgotten about or no longer use. Lifehacker.com posted an interesting tip to help you review some of those lost email accounts, pending you don’t always delete your email. In your email client (gmail, yahoo, hotmail, Outlook, etc.), search for “confirm your email” in quotes. This is a popular phrase in emails sent to new users setting up accounts for the first time, and should give you some sites to check. Visit the websites associated with your account that you once created, and if you don’t need them anymore, find the option to cancel or delete your account. A simple search through my 10+ years of email showed nearly 50 accounts to review….and many of them needed to be closed. Minimizing your web presence is a great way to start to limit online threats.
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