Your email account contains the keys to your kingdom. Think about all the personal information that's in there.
Bank records, such as statements and receipts. Credit card bills. Your name and address. Even passwords if you shared them with someone.
The news is filled with the aftermath of email hacks. Hackers penetrated the email accounts of John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign chairman; the Democratic National Committee; and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Last month, internet giant Yahoo said information from at least 500 million accounts was stolen in 2014, information that may have included names, addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and security questions and answers.
Consumers do have some power. They can protect themselves and make it hard for hackers to wreck havoc in their lives. Press on Your Side talked to various experts for help. And, as October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, here's what they had to say.
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