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3 ways to make your Outlook.com account safer

Secure your Outlook.com account in 3 easy steps

Following up on our detailed guide to securing your webmail, here's a quick breakdown of how to make the most important fixes for users of Microsoft's Outlook.com (formerly known as Hotmail and, for a while, Windows Live Hotmail).

5 steps to lock down your webmail account

5 steps to lock down your webmail account

For most people Gmail, Outlook.com or Yahoo! Mail is their main personal account. Here are some of the most important steps to keep unwanted people out of your web-based email account.

Snapchat, Yahoo, Mavericks and T-shirts - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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How long does it take a trendy cloud company to apologise? Do you really need HTTPS for webmail? OS X Mavericks - should you stay or should you go? And who won our crossword competition?

60 Second Security - 11 Jan 2014.

Festive season security myth: "If there are no links in an email, it can't be a phish."

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The festive season is a good time to make sure your friends and family haven't fallen in with falsehoods when it comes to computer security.

Paul Ducklin examines an email with no clickable links that was nevertheless a classic phish...

Yahoo (finally!) to make SSL encryption the default for webmail

Yahoo (finally!) to make SSL encryption the default for webmail

In January this year, after a head-scratchingly long time, Yahoo Mail finally rolled out the option of protecting users' privacy with HTTPS. It's now confirmed it'll make it the default setting on 8 January 2014.

Google says it is winning the war against Gmail account hijackers

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Account takeovers are down a mammoth 99.7% compared with what they were at the height of the spear-phishing plague of 2011, the company (rightfully) brags.

Do not relax: such success doesn't let us users off the hook when it comes to account security beef-up.

Using Yahoo Mail? You should turn on this privacy option as soon as possible

Yahoo (finally!) to make SSL encryption the default for webmail

It has taken Yahoo a ridiculously long time, but it is finally rolling out an option that will help protect users' privacy when accessing their web-based email - HTTPS.

Petraeus tripped up by trust in supposedly anonymous email account

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The US's top spy guy, who resigned abruptly on Friday, conducted a romantic affair behind the thin sheet of a pseudonymous email account. It's a good reminder to us all that email headers often spill the beans, revealing IP addresses that lead to our webmail hosts and geolocation. It's a short hop from there to our identities.

Hackers break into Tony Blair's webmail server, disclose former PM's address book

Hackers break into Tony Blair's webmail server, disclose former PM's address book

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has his personal address book and details of his friends disclosed by hackers. This is the latest hack in a wave of attacks for political reasons that have targeted corporations and governments alike.

How to stop your Gmail account being hacked

How to stop your Gmail account being hacked

Graham Cluley describes what steps you should take to reduce the chances of your Gmail account being hacked.

Targeted webmail phishing attacks

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Targeted webmail phishing attacks are on the rise and are affecting more and more organizations.

Brett Cove, who works in the anti-spam operations team at SophosLabs, investigates why you should care about spearphishing, and how you can protect against it.