Keep Your Email Secure: Experts on How to Avoid the Hacks That Impacted Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is the latest politician to have his personal emails leaked to the public in a far-reaching hack.

The dump – which includes an estimated 30,000 emails dating back to June 2014 – follows the much-debated Hillary Clinton email scandal, and the July hack of Democratic National Committee servers.

So how do you avoid meeting a similar fate?

"We should all be more informed on the cyber threat," says Bob Gourley, co-founder of the consultancy Cognitio and publisher of "Cyber criminals and fraudsters are always thinking up new ways to trick us."

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