Although we should not store any of our personal information anywhere but it is practically impossible to remember so many passwords, logins, addresses, phone numbers and other info that we create on a daily basis. Hence we got to save the info somewhere, and mobile phone and the email address are the most common examples of it. Now since there is always a chance of your email ID getting hacked, have you ever thought what worth of information you can lose?
Say, if a hacker accesses your account, he can probably come across all the confidential information you might have stored there. He can probably use this info to sell it to someone too and make money from that. While we would advise you to stay protected and never fall prey to them but you should know how much does your Gmail account is worth.
Here is an online service called as CloudSweeper that is a research project being conducted at the University of Illinois, Chicago and uses some algorithms to find out how much your Gmail account is worth (currently this service only supports Gmail only).
With the help of their online tool called Account Theft Audit, you can find out the cost easily. All you have to do is just visit this website, click the Account Theft Audit link. It will then ask you if you wish to share your result as a part of their study (you can either go for it or get excluded). In the next step, you need to provide the permission to have it scan your account.
The scanning will now automatically begin and based on the algorithms they use; it will provide you the cost as you can see for mine. I guess the reason why I have 0 as the result is because I don’t primarily use my Gmail to deal with private info.
Here is the link to visit if you liked it and want to give it a try.