Hello - I receive notifications by additional security I have if and when my email password is found on the web. I change it keeping it strong with numbers, special characters, letters - upper and lower case using the max amount possible. Have cable connected to Secure Wi-Fi (on) and use other devices on it. This security covers monitoring service that works 24/7 and checks different avenues that hackers and thieves use but it does not cover file sharing. What are examples of file sharing?
Email extensions I have are Webroot with Web Threat Shield and Adobe Acrobat but greyed out . These are the only two. Can Adobe see and change information on sites? The reason I ask is because I have a lot of .pdf files on Adobe Acrobat.
Am very careful about “Phishing” and know what to look. These are sent to spam, blocked, and reported. I use 2-way verification when available but do not use password managers. I change all my passwords very frequently using strong passwords.
Am I missing something? Do you have any other thoughts about how an email password might be found and ways to defend and protect it? I understand there is software that can “crack” passwords but wouldn’t my internet provider protect against this?
Just found out about DNS Hijacking -
Every single time you type an address into your address bar your internet connected device it makes a request to a DNS server to get the actual (iP) Internet address. More and more malware is targeting your DNS requests so that you use a malicious DNS server instead of the one you have configured. DNS Hijacking is becoming a more common thing. Wouldn’t Webroot Secure protect and defend agains this?
An email password breach concern I have is if someone with bad intentions can remote into my computer. I am very careful about this and have only allowed it a couple of times when needing computer tech support but the websites were good except one that I made a mistake on about 5 years ago and it downloaded 6 viruses that webroot caught and got rid of immediately. The person on the other end of the remote clicked allow malware to load! I went to a boogus website that looked like the real deal and called the phone number = MY FAULT.
Best answer by khumphrey
Examples of file sharing: P2P services like bittorrent, WeTransfer, Mega.io, sharing file downloads over social media, etc.
If you’re using a password manager to create strong, long passwords then you’re mostly covered. The only exception is if you use the same password across multiple websites/accounts and one of those passwords gets leaked.