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Protecting Your Mails: See Few Steps To Getting It Right – Now Update PR

Businesses aren’t just susceptible to password hacks. Lots of attacks come through email, so you need to know how to fight the forces of “phishing.”

Phishing is when a hacker cloaks messages to look like they come from a bank, a business partner, or a government agency. The emails seem so official, you might think they’re legitimate. But, really, something’s crooked.

To help fight phishing, examine your emails. Urged to click a link and enter your account information? Someone telling you that one of your accounts has been compromised? These types of requests should raise a red flag.



Email attachments also carry risks, since hackers can add otherwise standard files with code that will corrupt your business (AKA malware). Make sure you know why you’ve been sent something before thinking it’s trustworthy.

Email can also be forwarded or shared without your consent, which is like if the post office gave your packages to that nosy neighbor.

See, hackers might secretly set up your email to forward to another address that they control. It’s not very nice, but it happens.

Periodically check your email settings and look at whether your email is forwarding to anywhere unusual or if an unauthorized party has access to your account.

While you’re checking your settings, take a minute to see if your email settings has a “details” section, where you can see where people have been accessing your account. If something looks odd, change your password pronto.

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When you’re signing into email – or really any site – make sure the web address begins with https:// (and not just http://), which is more resistant to snooping.

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