The New Paradigm Against Hackers: Email Addresses as Passwords

Between May and July of 2017, the sensitive personal information of 143 million American consumers was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. I was one of them and it’s likely you were too. In this article, we’ll discuss a new paradigm in how we think about email addresses to protect ourselves from future attacks.

The Prologue

The Old Paradigm

The Repercussions

The New Paradigm

Email Forwarders

Think of email forwarders like those USPS relay mailboxes on street corners. There’s no slot, the contents and addresses are hidden inside, and postal workers use them to route mail to your actual mailbox.

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