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Privacy of correspondence, hack-zone and the public Internet
14 March, 2013
Let’s stop putting the kibosh on e-mail public Internet providers and search engines. While working from home, I immediately thought: Oh, I can see it now. Somebody jumped on the inbox and hacked all private and confidential information. The good thing of free of charge public Email networks: beyond the obvious — no cost — there is the less obvious: the ability to backup information via G-, yahoo, Yandex, Mail.ru or Hotmail: letters, e-mails, images and scans with little or no
interruptions or distractions. . And when you write or try to do deep research, quiet has its virtues. That’s why, for me, working from home or hotel was a way to turn a regular job into a lifestyle job. The bad: You’re always working as you are hooked up to your inbox in any destination of the www. I would add, though, that you’re probably also more productive, however there is no warranty that one day your inbox would not be hacked, depending on what you do for a living.
I’m speaking as a Georgian Journal columnist, not as the telecom expert and I didn’t mind the longer hours inventing new passwords with digits and capital letters. But it is useless… if someone wants to hack your mailbox… Yahoo offers the option of adding a sign-in seal to your sign-in page before you enter your information. The seal is an image that appears when you log in, to demonstrate that the page is official and not a fake page, planted by someone, trying to steal your information. Other public Email providers use SMS with a new password to your mobile phone and secret questions like ‘what was the name of your first pet?
Hacking! There is no way getting around this one. Some people suffer from it, some don’t. I have never did faced such complication, as I’ve never kept confidential info on the public Internet e-mail inboxes, especially when I was trying to run a very private research business. I eliminated using contacts by Email with software designers, anti-virus experts and other profies in the hacking-field. The golden rule is to delete from your received and sent Email folders all info received and sent before closing your inbox. Never keep contact list on Gmail, Yahoo or any other Email system and do not synchronize your Android, Microsoft or Apple IOS Smartphone with your Email inbox in the public Internet. Free cheese is only in a mousetrap…
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