Ways of Countering Email Security threats.
Most people and firms prefer to use emails to convey important messages to their clients and employees and to share other information. People having malicious intentions are known to compromise email accounts of others and cause them losses. Some people are malicious and may steal confidential information or impersonate a user to commit crimes or damage their reputation. Deploying strong security measures for accessing an account is important to keep it safe from unauthorized access. It is good to create complicated passwords and keep them private so as to minimize chances of other people accessing your account without you knowing.
The process of cracking a password can be made even more difficult by ensuring they are longer and comprised of different characters. Some people may succeed in cracking a password from a separate social account and they try to use it to open other accounts such as emails. The other thing that can improve on security is using a two-step verification which mostly requires another account to verify another. It may prove helpful when one has more than one account especially in situations where one gets cracked since you can continue working with the other.
Some times it is good to have different accounts for different purposes such as chatting with friends and for business reasons. This way one avoids being in a situation where all your information gets compromised and lead to further complications. Viruses and other destructive programs can damage your systems and as such they should be countered in time through frequent scans. Some email providers have incorporated a tool that usually scans the emails for threats before opening them and they are really helpful. To safeguard your information and account, it is necessary to be cautious before opening an email that seems suspicious.
To avoid falling victim of phishing and other information stealing techniques, it is better to ignore unknown emails or move them to spam folder. It is common for some people to send emails that have a link and upon clicking it redirects to other sites which steal your personal data. Attachments that come in emails from people not in your contacts should not be opened as they pose a risk of installing viruses into your system. Hackers have devised so many tricks to steal information including some buttons that seem harmless. It is not advisable to send and received confidential information over public WiFi and networks. Hackers can easily get past security measures of public networks and carry out their malicious deeds from there. A person should consider using spam filters that identify and block emails from sources unknown to the user or those reported by others as malicious.