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. When creating a password, one has to ensure it is strong enough and impossible to guess for other people.
Passwords made up of a long combination of both numbers, letters and other characters are usually more hard to crack. 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. There are mechanisms that require one to verify their identity twice before granting access to a specific account. 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. When using different accounts for each category, one separates information and avoids losing all the data when an account is compromised. It should be a habit to always scan computers regularly to get rid of malicious software which may have entered without your knowledge. 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. Emails from unknown sources should be avoided including some buttons to unsubscribe because they are also links which are used for bad intentions. Email accounts and other sensitive data should not be used when connected to public networks. The public networks are not very secure and as such most hackers use this as an advantage to steal and hack into user accounts. Email providers have spam filters that collect reports from users about suspicious sites and they block them for other users.