INTERNET SAFETY: DON’T GIVE YOUR EMAIL OUT LIKE CANDY

Email addresses are everyday requirement and owned by everyone just like opinions. It is considered next to your name as the most public known information about you. Email addresses are the most sensitive aspect of your online life.

Email is an easy way to speak to you directly even in your absence. It can hurt you in bad ways that you would not have even imagined. With cyber scammers and their activities increasing steadily, they target emails as it works. Email is used by scammers for various purposes to threaten big penalties for unpaid tax, give out lucrative offers and so on.

Email addresses most often contain personal information which is very sensitive like name, phone number, date of birth, or the name of the company you work and so on. All of these information serves as tiny bits of meal that are put together to obtain your passwords, answer the security questions, and even helps thieves to steal other valuable information.

Most of the websites prompt you to sign up with email. It is convenient to have a single email id. What is convenient for you is convenient to the scammers too. Hackers can access your sensitive information if you use email id to sign in.

It is best to follow the email service provider’s security measures to safeguard your password. The other option is to own a very complicated email address clubbed with a secure password that is a mixture of various characters and letters. Choose a password that you have never used previously in your account. There are password managers like LastPass, Dashlane, 1Password which store your passwords and super secure them. It is best to use this to secure your passwords.

Secure your email and passwords to have a hassle free experience in this technologically advanced world.