How to make your email address as hard to guess as your password

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What we’re apparently calling “celebgate” has probably caused you to worry that your own data in the cloud isn’t secure. It certainly has me worried, but I do have one one small trick that helps reduce the stress a little. The attack vectors we’re seeing most often involve figuring out some public piece of data about you and then parlaying that into some social engineering (or clever password recovery) to get to your data. Getting a hold of an email address is probably the easiest step in that chain, and if you can make it more difficult, you’re theoretically safer.

So I try to use a different email address for every single service that I sign up for. That sounds like a nightmare (and it kind of is), but the clever bit is that all these…

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