How To Protect Your Gmail Account 2o15 TIPS AND TRICKS : As you know Gmail is very popular mailing network. Today many people are are using gmail account daily to send and recieve mails. Many of them probably think that what is the benefit of tracking a mail, so why should I care, right? Wrong! because everyone is stealing or trying to steal as much data as possible by them. Now a days information is worth everything and many companies send you emails they’ve already got vetted and The one who do such activities can see when you open a mail, what you click after that and what is your location exactly. So to secure our account is a very important .So in this post i will focus on how to secure your gmail account 2015.
How To Protect Your Gmail Account 2015
Steps To Secure Gmail Account From Hackers :-
#1 Using Ugly Email
- Open your Google Chrome browser on your PC.
- Search for “Ugly Email” in google chrome webstore to save yourself from tracked emails.
- Click “Add to Chrome” in the new tab and you are good to go.
- Now this will get added to your chrome at the right corner.
- Now whenever you login into your gmail account and open mails then you will see a “evil eye” sign. This indicates that email is a tracking email.
#2 Google 2 step verification
This is a very secure and safe process that keeps your Gmail account protected from various mishaps. The users are provided with a one-time log in code to a secondary device through text or Google authentication app. But text is best. The secondary device can be mobile, laptop or any other device. In order to access your Gmail account the hackers should know the security code for the secondary devices also. This code can be numbers or any other thing.
#3 Stay out of the spam/phishing messages
Try to avoid the spam or phishing folders. The most malicious mails contain the subject line as:
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- Your money is waiting
- Claim your reward
- Get back to me
Also you can receive some messages with subject line as ‘Your Amazon. Com order has been shipped’. To keep the Gmail account safe you can use the unique account for Amazon, e-bay and do not open those mails which you receive in other account.
#4 Do not disclose the password
Never share your password with anyone. If Google wants your Gmail password then do not give it through any link rather go to https://www.gmail.com orhttps://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin and login.
#5 Account recovery option: Keep the mobile number up-to-date
It is advised to keep the mobile number current because Google send the security code in your mobile number. In case your account number is hacked then they should know your current phone number what Google uses to send the security code.
#6 Use a recovery email address
Email address is the other option that Google uses for sending security codes. You need to have a secondary email id where Google can send the security code if you forget your password.
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#7 Secondary email address
Try using a secondary email address to sign in the Gmail account. But this account should not be the part of your Gmail account or Google account.
#8 Use secure connection
Gmail account should be set to use the secure connection that is denoted by HTTP before the URL address and this can be set by going to settings>General> browser connection. You should always use VPN for login.
#9 Use strong and long password
Longer password can better protect your Gmail account. Do not use any words in the passwords that can be found in the dictionary. Try to use #, *, $ in the password to make it strong and safe.
When you are using the account in public such as in hotel or in café use private mode or Incognito as it will prevent any cookies or web history from getting stored. But if you do not find any option then delete all the cookies and web history when you log out.