Section 1: Introduction to Email Security
You may already know that email is insecure; however, it may surprise you to learn just how insecure it really is. For example, did you know that messages which you thought were deleted years ago may be sitting on servers half-way around the world? Or that your messages can be read and modified in transit, even before they reach their destination? Or even that the username and password that you use to login to your email servers can be stolen and used by hackers?
This article is designed to teach you about how email really works, what the real security issues are, what solutions exist, and how you can avoid security risks.
Information Security and integrity are becoming more important as we use email for personal communication and business. While you are reading this article imagine how security problems can affect your business or personal life…. if they have not already.
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