Change your e-mail password

When was the last time you changed your e-mail password? If you're like most people, you probably can't remember. That means it's been too long. How about some external motivation? Consider the number of Internet processes that assume you have control of your e-mail account:
  • e-commerce applications
  • Web site membership enrollment processes
  • domain registration and management
  • hosting providers
What would happen if a bad guy figured out your e-mail password? He could change your password. But why would he do that when he could use your account at the same time as you. He could request a password change from any Web site that uses e-mail confirmations. Perhaps one of the worst things that could happen to you is to lose your domain name. Imagine if the bad guy transferred your domain name to another registrar into an account that he controlled. How much damage would that cause? Don't you think it's time to change your e-mail password?