If you're not a good person with computer or just got your first ever email account, this article is good for you. Email accounts are used for anything from personal emails to friends to sending important letters to you bank or someone important, and some people are so sad and have nothing better in their life but to look into other peoples emails account for money, pleasure, or personal reasons, and can put your privacy and even your life at risk (on an extreme scale), so here are some steps on how you can protect your email like the government does. As a hacker, I know what you can and can't hack through .
1 st : Every email service provider, be it Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc. has different security measures. All of the above companies timely provides security steps to protect user's account. They timely send emails to their customers like your account is being attempted to compromised from different IP addresses. Please change your password.
2nd Email address. Have a complicated email address, not so you will forget it, but so no one else can guess it through your name (it should contain a number - for example, John023@_____.com)
3rd Have a secure password. Passwords are there to protect your account; without passwords we would be lost. Make sure your password is complicated; do not use your name, or last name. For example, do not put in "John" because the first thing that hackers will do is to guess your password based on your name. Don't use a phrase or use a pet name that most people know about. For example, do not put in "MyPetMaddy" or "ShowUsYouFeelGood". Try to use a complicated code like "siitel092" or use a code like this "09489M92", so it is impossible to guess. Choose a password you have not previously used on your account before. A good password will contain a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters; numbers; and/or special characters such as %, $, and +. It is very important to keep your password private at all times. A password that contains a mixture of letters and numbers is a good way of securing your password.
4th Protect your computer. If your computer is wireless or does not use any antivirus software and is used not just by you, your email address and password is completely at risk. 5thYour email ID and its password are your own confidential information. No company's employee will ever ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or email message. The sender is a hacker, no doubt. S/he wants to gain access to your account and send spam emails, like asking money from your contacts or make an unauthorized third party send spam or fraudulent emails to your contact list.
6th If you are a victim of such a scenario, please contact the respective company immediately. Every company has an account verification department. They also provide instant chat support/phone support. By changing your password immediately, you quickly minimize the resulting risk of your Yahoo! account.
7th If you are ever asked for your password in an unsolicited manner or by someone you do not believe to be a representative of Yahoo!/Hotmail/Facebook/gmail, etc., please do not share your password with them and ask them the reason for asking or contact directly the respective company, as they have a separate department to handle such issues, like Yahoo!'s mail abuse department.
8th You should change the security questions and answers wisely. The answer to a good security question:
" Cannot be easily guessed or researched
" Doesn't change over time
" Is memorable
" Is simple or definitive
protect yourself for the future
" The risk of having your email account or other services hacked is increasing, but there are some things you can do to prevent it.
" The humble password is not as secure as it used to be, but choosing a strong password can help.
" o The longer the password the better. The more characters there are in your password the longer it will take for a hacker to break it, making it less likely they will continue trying.
" o Use a mixture of numbers, lowercase and uppercase letters and special characters (punctuation) as it increases the complexity of your password and increases its strength.
" o Do not use real words in your passwords. The majority of hacking attacks cycle through dictionary words, which means if you use a real word in your password it is more likely to be broken.
" o The best passwords are a randomly generated strings of characters numbering 16 or more. Of course, that makes them very difficult to remember.
" o Never use a password twice.
" To solve the issue of trying to remember long complex passwords, password managers like LastPass or 1Password can help, storing all your passwords in a secure place, ready to fill in any login you need right in your browser.
" By using a password manager you are only as secure as the password to your password manager. Remembering one really complex and long password is a lot easier than remember 10 or 20 of them, however.