Protecting Your Email Password Resets

One thing that has become obvious about hackers and spammers is that they are becoming more and more creative when it comes to getting around security features. If there is a way to bypass it, they will probably find it. One way that this has been happening for some time is by spoofing an email account.

Here’s what you need to know about the process of email spoofing, how you can fix this problem if you have been targeted, and steps you can take to make sure that it doesn’t happen to you:

  • How can I fix this? If you have been the victim of a “spoofer” then the first thing that you should do is reset your email password. If this is from a personal account, then just follow the instructions from your individual email host. If it is a work account, you may need to inform your IT department. If you are the webmaster for your company, you may need to contact your hosting service to find out about resetting all of your passwords as it could be a company-wide issue (and one that could cost business if your customers associate you with spamming). 

Hackers and spammers will do just about anything to get access to your emails to help spread viruses or send out their spam messages. If you are the victim of a spoofer, it is important to reset your passwords so that you can cut off their access to your account.

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