No no, this is not a click-bait type of article. This scenario could actually play out in a very real way. Consider the fact that many of us typically have a primary email address that most (if not all) of our online accounts are attached to. Now combine that with the common method that many web providers use to allow a user to reset their password; via email. If at any moment your email account becomes compromised, a hacker can effectively gain total and unfettered access to ALL of your online accounts that are linked to it.