If your email account does not offer two-factor authentication, please find one that does.
Two-factor authentication is a protection method that uses two different forms of identification, such as a password and a mobile device.
I recently helped a client who had been suffering from identity theft and made an alarming discovery.
All of his inbound emails were being automatically forwarded to the hacker. Whenever a company sent him a link to reset his password or, frankly, any important personal information, it was being compromised.
Emails are generally not thought to be secure, but having all of your emails being forwarded to a hacker is pretty bad.
We discovered that his email provider (Earthlink) didn't offer two-factor authentication, and the only logical path was to find one that did.
It's a pain to change emails, much like it's a pain to change banks, but if you don't have the security you need, it's important to fix it immediately.
2FA is today's basic standard of security and provides more protection for your identity. It doesn't mean they can't hack you, but it makes it a heck of a lot harder. Usually, that means a text message to your phone, or more often now, it means an app on your phone.
Please call or email if you want to talk about it. We'd be happy to help.