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What is ransomware?

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Do you know how to recognize and protect yourself against ransomware?
You may have seen headlines about ransomware attacks on institutions ranging from banks to hospitals to gas-pipelines. But what is ransomware, why is it dangerous, and can such attacks be prevented? Today, we answer your questions about ransomware. more
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Ask the Expert: Secure passwords

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What password security mistakes can you spot in this picture?
Welcome to our first ever “Ask the Expert” post! We’re joined by our email security expert Arne for a deep dive into the topic of passwords and online security. In an interview, he shares some do’s and don’ts about passwords and clears up some common misconceptions. more
22 people found this article helpful.

How do I know if my email has been hacked?

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What happens if your email has been hacked?

How do you know if your email has been hacked or comprised? And if it happens, how can you block cybercriminals and regain control of your account? Discover the most common signs of a hacker attack and what to do about them. more

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Phishing emails: How to protect yourself

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Be on the alert for phishing scams that aim to hook your personal information

You have probably heard about phishing scams – fraudulent emails designed to rob you of sensitive data. Because phishing is one of the most widespread forms of cybercrime, it’s important to learn how to recognize these scams so you don’t get caught in the net. more

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Checklist: your personal mail.com settings

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Forgot your password? Saved contact information speeds up the password recovery process
Is your email account as secure as it can be? You can help keep things safe through your personal settings. The personal data associated with your mail.com account can be found on the Home page of your mailbox under "My Account." This is where you go to enter a cell phone number so you can quickly recover your password. Or change your password if you think the old one is no longer secure. But there are a few more things you can do to boost the security of your email. Let’s take a look – we promise, it will only take a few minutes, and it could save you a lot of trouble down the road. more

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2FA? OTP? Why do I need an app for that?

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The authenicator app on your smartphone generates a one-time code for the 2FA login

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is about boosting your inbox security by adding a second verification step to your email login process. And this second factor is a six-digit security code that you not only use to activate two-factor authentication, but also to log in once 2FA has been set up. This security code is also called an “OTP,” and it’s generated by an app that you install on your smartphone.

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How secure is my password?

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A strong password is like a lock protecting your email account
“Better safe than sorry” may be an old saying, but when it comes to your email password, it definitely still holds true. Because if an unauthorized person gains access to your email account, it can have serious consequences. more

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How do I know it’s spam?

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Not sure which emails are spam? Our checklist can help.

Spam is one of the things people like least about email. Sometimes it is annoying but harmless – like  bulk advertising. Much worse are the spam emails that try to trick you into scams or contain computer viruses. Luckily, today’s spam blockers keep a large share of such messages from reaching your inbox. You can also help keep yourself safe by learning to identify the most common types of spam. more
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Why does mail.com want my address?

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If you contact customer support, your address is one way to verify your identity
When you signed up for your mail.com account, you might have asked yourself why we asked for your postal address. Are they going to send me advertising by snail mail? Give my address to third parties? Of course not! There’s a simple explanation, and it has to do with security. Hopefully this post will clear up the mystery of what we use your contact information for – and why you shouldn’t simply enter a fake address. more

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mail.com updates its email service with two-factor authentication and new spam recognition technology

Two-factor authentication is now available to all mail.com users worldwide. The security feature provides additional protection both to the mailbox and to the cloud. With active two-factor authentication, account data is safe from unauthorized access, even if the account password is lost or compromised. To log in, users who activate two-factor authentication in their account settings will be required to enter not only their personal password, but also a temporary 6-digit one-time code generated by an authentication app on their smartphone. more
20 people found this article helpful.