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Use E-mail Accounts Carefully, To Keep Hackers Away From Your Personal Info!

Use E-mail Accounts Carefully

Every now and then, you may come across news that a particular account has been hacked. Hacking has become a very frequent happening. Any unsafe internet activity of the user may pave a way for the hackers. Once the account is hacked, you cannot imagine the havoc that you might face. However, there are ways to be protected against these attacks.

e-mail accounts

Without any further ado, let us start with the things that you must follow while using your e-mail accounts.

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E-mail accounts:

  • Make sure that you make use of all the verification processes while creating an e-mail account—SMS verification, Phone verification, security questions, etc. More the steps of verification stronger your account will be.

  • Many of the users might not know that no e-mail service provider ensures 100 percent security of your account. So, you need to do everything that will ensure security to a great extent.

  • Using your first and last name to create an e-mail account might be easy for you to remember, but do know the fact that it will become easier for the hackers to crack it. Better would be use a figure or some other character in between to make it tougher for the hackers to guess it.

  • Do not make a mistake of sharing your e-mail passwords with friends or anybody else. Try not to save it in your computer and saving it in public systems is a big NO. You might save it in the ‘draft’ box of your e-mail account, which is a bad idea again, as this is the place that can be accessed by the hackers, if they get through your account.

  • Add additional information like an alternative e-mail address or a phone no., so that you can recover your password, if it is hacked by any chance.

  • Do not react promptly to e-mails that state that your account has chances of being compromised. It might have happened, but take your time to understand whether it is a legitimate e-mail or not.

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  • If it is not from the real e-mail service provider, there are chances that there would be a grammatical mistake or a spoofed logo in the mail or a link to change the password or anything suspicious to grab your attention.

  • Always, make sure that you do not click on any link to change the password. Rather, do it through the account. If you’re suspicious about the e-mail in your inbox, contact the e-mail service provider and do not take any action, before the team reverts to you.

  • These days, you might be receiving e-mails saying that you have won prizes or any advertisements. It’s good to be suspicious and do not make a mistake of clicking the links that they provide in the e-mails. These links could be capable of taking you to malicious websites and from there; virus might pass into your system to wreak havoc on you.

So, Friends Use the E-mail Accounts Carefully, To Keep Hackers Away From Your Personal Info! and Just Comment below if you have any questions.

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Harshil Barot

Harshil Barot is a Computer Geek, Internet Entrepreneur, Blogger, Day Dreamer, Business Guy, Fitness Freak, Music Lover and Digital Marketing Specialist. He also helps companies to grow their online businesses. At Just Web World he Writes about Blogging, WordPress, SEO, Business, Technology and Computer Tips and Tricks.

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