I don’t subscribe to most of the security theater that people who want to sell you things like active virus scanning want you to believe will keep you safe. I’ve turned off every feature in my windows install that MS claims will “protect” me (from everyone but them). Hell, I still use the same password for this site that I made 9 years ago that you could crack in about six minutes if you had any skills at all.
But when it comes to my email, that’s a whole different story. I have at least 20 gmail and the like accts on a virtual machine for visiting web addresses that require a log in or an email address to access. I have 5 paid email accts billed to untraceable means of payment for everything from gov’t to banking to employment. They have 40 character passwords that are changed every week. They are each assigned one thing to log in to and if ever anything untoward shows up on one it’s because of the people I link it to being compromised. Not me. And it’s easy to prove it to them should it cost me anything important.
90% of what you are supposed to be afraid of from the internet is a farce and what you should actually be afraid of has such a low profit margin that its importance is minimized to the point you don’t do anything about it.
Your email is the gateway to your life. Put a big ass lock on it.
PSA by Mr Epeen