6 Email Tips – Online Safety & Security You Should Know

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6 Steps Email Safety & Security Tips You Should Know

6 Email Tips – Online Safety & Security You Should Know

6 Email Tips – Online Safety & Security You Should Know

Work-From-Home (WFH) by Jii Saaduddin

Work-From-Home (WFH) by Jii Saaduddin

Email Tips: Online Safety & Security practices are important to keeping your online identity unadulterated and free from viruses, hackers, and all sorts of Internet-based shenanigans. And the best place to start? Your inbox.

Here are some simple yet 6 important email security tips you should know in order to keep your email account as secure as possible.


1. Don’t Share Business Email Accounts To Everyone

If you’re like most people, your email account is probably the centralized hub of your business activity. All of your notifications, website registrations, newsletters, messages, etc. get sent to your email box, right? That means you’re putting all of your eggs in a tray – if that tray displays to everyone, you’ll missed your eggs one by one. Check website terms of use and privacy always.

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2. Beware Of Phishing Scams or Trap tricks

When dealing with a particular company or product that requires account information, have you ever seen the following message: “Never give away your personal information. We will never ask you for your password.” When someone sends you an email asking you for your personal information, you know right away that it’s a trick.  Check website terms of use and privacy always.

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3. Never Click Links In Emails (Doubtful)

Phishing brings me to my next point. Whenever you see a link in an email, 99% of the time you should not click on it. The only exceptions are when you’re expecting a particular email, such as a forum registration link or game account activation email. Things like that.

If you receive a spam email that tries to sell you a particular service or product, never click on any of the links inside. You never know where they’ll lead you. Sometimes they might be safe; other times they’ll bring you straight to the doors of hell and swarm you with malware and viruses.


4. Do Not Open Unsolicited Attachments or Unknown file (Malware/Image HOAX)

Attachments are a tricky thing when it comes to email. If you’re expecting something from a buddy or an uncle, then sure, go ahead and open the attachment. Have a laugh at the funny photo they sent you. It’s all good when you know the person sending the attachment. 🙂


5. Scan For Viruses & Malware

If you open an email and it seems suspicious in any way, go ahead and run a malware and virus scanner. Not every spam email will infect you with a virus and it may seem like overkill to run a malware scanner every time you open a fishy email, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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6. Avoid Public Wi-Fi or Free VPN Apps

And lastly, avoid checking your email when you’re on the public Internet. Yes, I know that when you’re waiting for an airplane to reach your gate, it can be tempting to whip out your smartphone or laptop and check for new messages. Unfortunately, public Wi-Fi and/or Free VPN apps can be extremely insecure.

There are programs out there called “network sniffers” that run passively in the background of some hacker’s device. The sniffer monitors all of the wireless data flowing through a particular network using javascript that running JSON command – and that data can be analyzed for important information. Like your credit card, username, and password.

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