Should You Get Rid of Old Accounts?

Old OneOnline accounts seem to pile up like mismatched socks in a drawer.  Should you delete those extra accounts?

If you’re concerned about security, I say yes.  Even if you use unique passwords everywhere as we recommend, you’re still at risk.  Hackers can use, let’s say, an old Yahoo email address to reset a password on another online account, which is then used for an account you care about.  The less information that’s out there about you, the better.

Some experts though suggest closing an account is a risk.  For example, ghacks reminds us that some providers like Microsoft and Twitter reuse old accounts.  I think those are isolated situations. The risks of hackers getting into old accounts is greater than any danger of reuse.

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