7 Simple Tips & Tricks To Secure Your Email Accounts

You’ve probably heard about email hacking before. If you haven’t, then read this article to learn how hackers get into your personal info. And once they get in, they might even try to sell or trade things using your account. What should you do?

 There are several ways hackers attempt to access your email account:

 1. phishing (a fake email)

 2. social engineering (using your emotions to convince you)

 3. brute force (hacking through multiple passwords at once)

 4. malware (malicious software)

How To Secure Your Email Account?

1. Password Management Software:

 Password management software is used to create strong passwords that cannot easily be hacked. This ensures that no one can access your email accounts unless they have a correct password. You can use any type of password manager software that suits your needs.

2. Use Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) means verifying who you are before accessing your account. Using two-factor authentication helps prevent hackers from being able to log into your account without having both your username and password. There are many ways to set up 2FA. Most web browsers enable you to add a security code via text message or phone call to verify your identity. If you do not want to use SMS/phone calls.

 3. Install Security Updates

 Your devices need regular updates to keep safe against hacking and viruses. All modern operating systems provide automatic updates, but if you don’t believe me, search for the latest security patches on your system. Also, make sure you have antivirus and antimalware protection installed.

 4. Enable SSL Encryption

 SSL encryption is used to encrypt data between your computer and websites that require login information. Without it, anyone with an internet connection and knowledge of how to bypass security settings could read your personal information. By enabling SSL encryption, you can rest assured that only legitimate website owners can view your personal information.

 5. Don’t Reuse Passwords

 The best way to secure your email accounts is to never reuse passwords. Create unique passwords that you can remember for each account.

6. Take Regular Backups

As technology advances, we find ourselves asking our devices to do more than ever before. Whether its your laptop, desktop, or mobile device, these things get lost, stolen, damaged, or just plain break down. To protect yourself against losing everything, take regular backups of your files. Make sure that you back up your entire hard drive, not just your documents folder. It’s important to also consider backing up your cloud storage.

 7. Update Antivirus Protection

Many companies offer virus scanning and anti-malware applications for free. However, even though you may run a good antivirus program, you still need to update it regularly. This keeps it current with the latest threats. Check with the company that provides your antivirus program for updates frequently.

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