Securing your Email account can be hassle at time considering how imperative it is to your existence and usage on internet.
Your Email account is the essential base which turns in to make you sign up on different internet services like Social Media accounts, your formal mode of communication in the organization you work or communicate any business proposals to any client or partners you seek, further it mostly holds the most important private information such as bank deposit info or the things you might have recently bought online and their tracking.
Hence, your Email is pretty much the back-bone to your online activities, and so it is important to take every measure to secure it as possible you can. Before we get into securing part, we’ll first look into threats that your Email might be prone to getting attacked.
How can your Email security be compromised?
Email security is always prone to new kind of threats every time however there are some re-known and well recognized threats that you might be in knowledge of.
Malware: Can utilize Email to penetrate into sensitive information through software installation.
Spam: These are mostly Emails that get sent to you inform of commercial adverts or proposals, they also compromise your Email once you go through the links provided in those emails.
Phishing: One method which involves deceptive login pages where if you place your details, might just access your main Email accounts.
These are some example of intentional attacks on your Email, but another case of compromise is an unintentional access to your Email by a personal.
Ways to secure your Gmail account as much as you can:
Concrete Password: One of the basic and first steps is to have a strong and not easily deciphered password. There are some simple steps into it, which are usually mentioned during sign-up procedure like use of Upper and lower case alphabets, numbers. Also make sure, the password is not involving any figure or thing which can be easily associated with you and thought of.
2 STEP VERIFICATION OF GMAIL:
Gmail provides its own panel of customization into Gmail account through a step based option which makes all preventive measures to secure your Gmail account.
To avail this, visit settings in your Gmail account where you would be able to find 2STEP verification option to secure your account.
2step usually involves 5 elements through which account is made secure. In the very first step of this you would be asked to first authenticate your account via Password or code that can be easily asked from Gmail on your mobile device through Text message or phone call.
Once you are done with this you would be able to customize and go through all five elements which initially starts with first managing and reviewing all the devices through which your Gmail account was being accessed.
You can here restrict your or open up your account to desirable devices in your reach and security. You can then be asked to add a device on which you would receive codes for verification just in-case you forget your password or your account security gets compromised.
The remaining steps or methods it may require is setting up Ten-digit backup codes or use of “Google Authentication App“, for codes when mobile or device is in offline mode. In addition Gmail also suggests use of “Security device“, which is one tangible means inform of login device to secure your Gmail account.
Other preventive measure while signing up can also include use of a good security question which again cannot be deciphered easily by any other person other than you.
So these were some ways through Gmail’s own platform through which you can secure your Gmail account, while there is always more room for better measures one can take to secure his/her account.