Email Safety: Bitter Facts to Face Online
Email safety is being a dangerous issue day by day. Number of internet users have increased very rapidly in last few years and those are still increasing in some developing countries. Although, internet has proved to be life changing service, but how does it affect your life? Positively or Negatively? This is such a big issue for new users and the persons who are not geek. I am writing this article, because of a mail which I received recently.
So coming back to the topic, I would like to clear that if you are having an online business, you are an online marketer, blogger or having your personal data online, you are never secure. No, I am not frightening anyone but I am telling the truth. Thieves or black hat hackers are starring you continuously to attack you and rob you. But, it does not say you to leave your online business. What you need to do is to take care of yourself. Yes, this is totally up to you if you are giving away your information to someone else.
In this article, I am basically going to concentrate upon these points and facts:
- Who are online thieves?
- Why are you not secure online ?
- How is your data stolen?
- What about email safety?
- How can you become secure?
- Your duties.
Who are online thieves?
I am referring black hat hackers here for these on line thieves. Online thieves are guys who are working to steal your online identity. Your identity includes your social profiles, personal data, bank account information, credit card details or Paypal or any other services which you are using online. So, I guess you have understood the purpose of these black hat hackers.
Why are you not secure online?
If someone thinks that he/she is secure online, I can bet he is living in an imaginary world yet. You can never be so sure about your online safety. Here are the reasons:
- You are very popular on social media sites or having a big name in internet world.
- You are getting a good income from online marketing.
- You have important or secret data that may be useful to others.
- You think that you are secure and become careless.
- Use of a shared internet connection.
How is your data stolen?
Your data may be stolen in many different ways. It can be done by installing a keylogger or RAT in your system. It can be done using methods like phishing which steals your account information. Some fraud forms are made to fill by users and hence they submit their own information in wrong hands.
What about email safety?
Idea for this post came in my mind, when I was thinking about email safety. Yesterday, I received a mail in the name of Paypal, but interesting fact was that mail was sent from the hosting of ‘peypal.com’, instead of ‘paypal.com’. This mail was having a file containing virus. Thanks to my antivirus which did not allow this file to download. Here is a screenshot of that email:
Yes, this post is to aware people about email safety.
How can you become secure?
Here are some points, you have to always remember which will help you as a matter of email safety and any other online risks:
- Always check the email credentials properly before responding to an email.
- Do not submit your password and other confidential details through your email.
- Always use an updated good antivirus.
- Do not trust any unknown person online without complete verification.
These are few basic points, but these do not guarantee your safety. You have to be careful at every place online. I will be updating this list regularly.
Now, I have shared what I wished to share using this article. Thanks for reading it. Now, there is a simple task for you. You have to tell me, if you have faced any such problem ever. If yes, how did you handle it? Are you ready to protect yourself in future for this kind of spam emails?