Explain why email is an insecure form of data transmission.
July 30, 2014 11:38 AM Subscribe
Let's say I need to send some personal data (e.g., full name, DOB, SSN, address history, etc.). I already know I should never transmit that information via email, but why?
What are the risks, and where and when do they occur? At what point(s) during transmission is the info in that email in danger? Hit me with every worse-case scenario you can think of.
I need to be able to explain this to people without a lot of technical knowledge, so I will award you 10,000 bonus points if you can explain the risks to me like I'm five years old.
Thanks in advance!