Yahoo and Google are among the most popular e-mail providers online.
Everyone has one--including vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
But there is a security flaw with web-based email accounts, according to Ray Wilson, president of Cat-Man-Du. These email providers make it relatively simple to reset your password.
"In the case of Sarah Palin, all the guy did was go into a Yahoo and reset her password, just as she would have, and answer some security questions like: her date of birth and where she met her husband," said Wilson. "And all of that information is readily available just by googling her."
Wilson says e-mail security begins with you. A few simple steps can keep your account safe: