Tips for E-mail Security
What is the need of securing the e-mail account from hackers?
E-mail accounts are becoming the most common medium of communication and personal data storage. As a result, there exists some people who are trying to access others' accounts and thus hampering the details. The people who are involved in such activities are interested in hacking e-mail accounts and thereby intrude into those accounts. So the users whose accounts have been hacked, would lose their access to the accounts. The hackers use those e-mail accounts to do crimes and other activities. The personal data, images, e-mail messages etc. can be accessed by the hackers. In most cases, users having weak e-mail account login details are more prone to such hacking activities. The hackers even use e-mail accounts to spread malicious codes through the network.
Discussed below are some points related with the tips to secure the e-mail account from hackers:
- Choose secure passwords and usernames
- Select security questions wisely
- Alternative tips
Choose secure passwords and usernames
The username and password that are configured for the particular e-mail account should not be related with the favorites and other interests of the users. Even though the username should be an identification sign, include some more letters along with the name of the user like any numbers. Else the hackers can easily track the e-mail address of the users. Next step is the crucial one and which requires much more attention. Set a password that cannot be tracked out even by friends. So, do not provide names or any kind of information of details regarding the user as the password. Provide some meaningless letters and numbers and also should remember the same.
Select security questions wisely
An easy way to hack e-mail account of a user is through the security questions. Many of the users would select any simple questions provided by the e-mail account servers as the security question and thus the hackers can easily answer them by knowing the details of the user. So, better select an inappropriate answer for the question selected or should provide a security question by the user itself which could not be found out by anyone.
The password or username for the e-mail account should not be saved anywhere on the computer or noted down on any books. Keep the same in mind without discussing it with friends. E-mail account servers send e-mails to the users for ensuring the security and the users should not neglect those alerts. Change the password whenever such notifications arrive. Also do not login to e-mail account through computers owned by strangers while travelling. The user computers should also be protected from the activities of the hackers through the use of certain spyware tools.
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