How Secure is Your Email Address? These Fastmail Execs Think it’s Time You Find Out

We all know the risks of having our identity stolen by playing fast and loose with our social security number — but what about our email address?

According to Fastmail’s chief operating officer, Helen Horstmann-Allen, our email address is our identity, and often the key to all of our other online services.

“If a large company like Target has a data breach, whoever did it now has access to your password, purchase history, credit card information and home address,” she said.