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Protect Your Inbox

Posted on 4.08.2015

Popular password management service Dashlane has unveiled a new service called Inbox Scan, which scans email accounts for passwords and other private data.

Hackers are attracted to inboxes because they tend to contain a lot of personal information. With Dashlane Inbox Scan, users have a tool to help secure their email accounts. The service was designed by Dashlane’s team of security experts to empower users to take control of their online security. The free service scours inboxes for vulnerable information and generates a personal report on inbox health. 

In fact, the Inbox Scan assessment provides users with a variety of information, including the number of passwords present, number of accounts affected by breaches, number of accounts created, as well as notification of weak and reused passwords.

"Our Heartbleed Study found that only 1 percent of Americans chose email as the item they most feared hackers would steal. Yet email is the favorite target for hackers because of the volume of personal information most people have in their accounts,” said Emmanuel Schalit, Dashlane CEO. “You wouldn’t leave your Social Security card, bank card and ID’s on the kitchen table while going away on vacation, and you shouldn’t leave valuable data lying in your email, either. Dashlane Inbox Scan provides the public with a tool they can use to quickly determine what sensitive information they have stored in email, and how vulnerable they are to an attack. The behavior of hackers isn't controllable, but you can make sure your first line of defense against attacks is strong by using Scan to secure your data."

It is important to note that Inbox Scan operates with the same privacy guidelines as Dashlane, with temporary read-access during the scanning process and enabling only the users to find vulnerable data in the security report. Moreover, Dashlane Scan works with all major email providers via browser, but not on mobile or desktop clients.

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