Yahoo hack should tell you: Secure your email accounts
Details from the Department of Justice indictment of Russian hackers this week show that many people are still not taking routine precautions to safeguard their email accounts — and hackers are exploiting that.
The Russian hackers didn’t have to work very hard to break into people’s email accounts, even those belonging to government officials or powerful executives.
Here’s a look at a few ways to help safeguard your email account from hackers:
Don’t reuse passwords: Many online break-ins result when people have reused a password across, say, their email, social and financial accounts. If it’s compromised
Jack Bennett, special agent in charge at the San Francisco division of the FBI, holds a news conference Wednesday in San Francisco to detail the indictments that have been handed down against four Russians in the Yahoo hack.