How to Prevent Someone From Hacking Into Your Email Account
Email hacking is a very common practice. I was amazed at the number of sites that offer to teach you how to hack someone’s email. This is a terrible practice and not only is it an invasion of privacy but it can be used for a variety of illegal practices.
In the news today: “Attorney Appeals Decision in Palin Email Hacking”as reported on NewsChannel5.com, a young man has been found guilty of hacking into Sarah Palin’s email account during the presidential campaign. His sentence can be 21 months in jail! This is certainly no laughing matter. For those folks who have had their email hacked… there is nothing funny about it. What can you do to prevent your email from being hacked?
1. Never give personal or account information in an email Prevent Someone.
Most email accounts are hacked by ‘phishing’. Phishing is when you receive an email from what appears to be a legitimate site and it asks you to click on links or enter personal/private information. NEVER do this, because if you do, you have just given the hacker the personal info they need to access’ your accounts, like banking or credit card details.
These hackers can be very clever and they work hard to make the ‘phishing site’ appear like the legitimate website. If you receive an email from your bank and it asks you to click on a link within the email…don’t do it. If it asks for account details…don’t do it. If you know the website address of your bank, type it in your browser. Then login and you will see if there are any messages for you. Any legitimate bank would never ask you for personal details in an email. Alternately, you can call your bank, using the phone number on your bank statements or in the phone book. Never use the one on the email.
2. Use an Internet browser that has ‘phishing filters’ installed. A phishing filter is a software program that works to identify fraudulent websites which attempt to represent the legitimate sites. Firefox and Windows 7 are just two of the browsers that incorporate phishing filters.
3. Check for filters on your browser that help you avoid fraudulent websites. สล็อตเว็บตรง
4. Never reveal your ‘username’ password on the internet unless you are sure it is a legitimate request. I have often repeated, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
5. Make sure your browser Prevent Someone has the “high privacy settings”. These settings sometimes get switched on by default, so if you don’t see your browser private list in the Options or About pages, make sure you visit those pages.
6. Never respond to spam Prevent Someone messages (BBB). However, if you do have a bank, credit card or other account where you disclose sensitive personal information, report it to the institution immediately.
7. Delete any email resulting Prevent Someone from a virus or other malicious activity. This may be due to a hacker who has accessed your account. They can then use it to initiate a virus attack on your computer which can wipe out your network and render your computer inoperable.
Since antivirus software relies Prevent Someone on definitions, you are further protected by the anti-virus software you have chosen to install. Now you have a definition for any virus attack in your system. Before you install the Prevent Someone software, you will want to refer to both your antivirus manual and the online virus checker System Watch. These will help you identify any problems with your installed antivirus software. Once it is installed, you will want to use it. It is better to have a virus prevention software that comes with complete protection than to buy one that comes with a trial version. The trial version will give you a better idea of how the product works and whether or not it is reliable. You can also do some research prior to spending money on a computer security software program. To validate that a program is reliable, you can visit both your local computer store and online stores that sell reputable antivirus software.