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How to safeguard your system from e-mail related security threats?
It’s absolutely critical for all PC users to take the necessary steps to safeguard their system and network from potential e-mail related security threats. Many users do not realize that they put their system at risk every time their send, check, receive, or utilize the features and functions of their e-mail client of choice. Attackers and hackers take advantage of vulnerabilities in industry standard e-mail protocols and often utilize malicious e-mail in order to infect computers with spyware, viruses, and many other forms of malware. Luckily, iYogi provides comprehensive support for all e-mail related and security related issues.
Below are a few tips that will help you safeguard your system and network from potentially dangerous e-mail related security threats:
- Avoiding phishing attacks and fraudulent e-mails
- Taking advantage of anti-spam software
- Utilizing comprehensive security software
Avoiding phishing attacks and fraudulent e-mails
The number one way that attackers are able to infect your system through e-mail related attacks is by simply sending your fraudulent e-mail that encourage you to click a link. An attacker can install spyware, viruses, and other forms of malware on your system if you unwittingly click a link within their malicious e-mail. You can easily avoid these e-mail by using common sense and avoiding e-mail sent from anyone you do not know. Some attackers will utilize fraudulent e-mail pretending to be from a popular, well known website or company. Double-checking the domain the e-mail was sent from or detecting irregularities such as distorted images and subpar content can easily help you detect these e-mail.
Utilizing comprehensive security software
Although it’s possible to avoid the majority of e-mail related security threats by utilizing safe e-mail practices as noted above, we highly recommend that all users utilize comprehensive security software as well. Taking advantage of a professional antivirus and antispyware program will provide you with a layer of security if you happen to miss a potential threat and your system becomes infected. There are also certain programs that will allow you to scan e-mails and attachments in order to detect potential threats before opening them. This functionality is often built into your e-mail client as well.
Another precaution that many users may want to take advantage of is anti-spam software. Spam is an issue that many users typically don’t experience at first, but quickly become frustrated and overwhelmed with. Utilizing the built in anti-spam features included in your e-mail client or taking advantage of comprehensive anti-spam software can be extremely effective at controlling the traffic coming in and out of your inbox. This software will also often provide other features including the ability to create white lists and black lists.
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