How to prevent Gmail hacking?
Gmail, being the most prevalent email application around is also an attractive funhouse of every hacker worth a salt out there. To that end, it is indeed paramount t for every user out there to surmise about the methodologies to keep the account safe. Keeping an email ID safe is a daunting but in the long run, a rewarding task.
Gmail Customer Support presents the following methodologies to keep your account safe. But before we delve into that, you must realize one simple tenet “IT IS OKAY TO BE PARANOID ONLINE”.
Methods to secure a Gmail account:
The methodologies to keep your personalized Gmail ID safe fall on many strategies given by the applications and also, good practices that one should heed to while being online. Keeping these in mind, follow the following methods to keep your personalized ID safe:
- Abstain from reusing the passwords: Password remembering is not an easy task. To be perfectly honest, it is damn near incomprehensible. But till, using specific passwords for specific applications is the only way to keep your account secure from hacking. Keys which are used over and over become part of your own identity, which makes it easier for the hackers to deduce them. Here, we enter a paradox. At one end, password remembering is difficult, at other end, multiple passwords would make your IDs secure. To deal with such issues, the internet has bestowed password storage tools like the Last Pass, or the Pass Pack.
- Randomization is not a human forte: Confused by this sentence, do not be! This phrase only means that it is better if we do not make up our own passwords. Falling into predictable patterns is something we humans do often. That is why using the computer generated passwords is the way to go. The best part is, you won’t have to remember then, let the Last Pass so it.
- The two-factor Authorization method: Like many other email applications of the similar caliber, Gmail has implemented a two-step authentication process to protect the account. This process entails the addition of a digital signature to access the account. This “digital sign” comes in the form of a question-“What do you have?” in addition to the standard two queries; namely “Who you are” and “what do you know”. This method has proven to be the most fruitful in protecting the Email ID from Hacking. As this method introduces the unpredictability factor of one-time passwords.
- Once the passwords protection is heeded to, we still need good practices pertaining to the sign and the internet. To that end, the following methodologies are implemented:
- While signing up for your Gmail account, do not use predictable security questions: Questions in the vein of “What is your dog’s name?” or “what’s your birth place” are the most common ones. What you need is a question that would have an unpredictable answer.
- Delete messages pertaining to the registry: This particular issue not only falls on the Gmail hacking, but also to other platforms as well. While registering for net based services, almost always you do receive an account reactivation link that entails a “link” and your password. After reading said message, it is of paramount importance that you remove it. For if by an off-chance someone was to hack successfully into your Gmail account, your other services would compromise as well.
- Put regular Checks in to your recovery account: Your recovery email ID might always be used for one purpose, for “recovery”. To that end, an inactive ID is prone to be at the receiving end to the de-activation malignancy from the Gmail’s side. It is therefore wise to keep a regular check on your recovery account.
Follow any or all of the above methods to secure your ID from hacking. If you have any further queries, then feel free to call us upon our Gmail customer support number +61-388205068.