While most campaigns target employees at large corporations, scammers target individuals from email lists from previous hacks or just at random. Emails with "Check Your Password" or "You Have A New Voicemail" play into our minds without realizing if they are from trustworthy sources .
Multiple Email Accounts
Have more than one email address, perhaps one for newsletters and leisurely stuff. A backup is useful for recieving verification emails needed for other accounts .
Different Passwords for Each Account
Use different passwords for each email account, and use a strong one< . Use a password generator that comes with a password manager .
Don't Click on Random Email
Do not click on random emails and the links or document attachments in them. That is how you get hacked. It is called phishing.
Double Check The Sender Address
Be careful about clicking links that look to be an 'official website', hackers camouflage their malicious attacks.
Don't Send Personal or Financial Information
It is a good idea to not send passwords, bank details, confidential information over an email. Just not smart especially if you are someone important in a business or politician. Use an encrypted email service for personal or financial information.
Don't Trust Third Party Apps
Try not to connect third party apps to your account, what if that 3rd party gets hacked? They potentially have a way into your account now.
Use An Encrypted Service
Switch to a secure email service! Many free services read your email for ads. Read our article about encrypted email services .
Company Email on Wifi
If you are using company email on public wi-fi, then use a VPN or just don't do it. Especially if you are someone important.
Old Email is A Potential Target
Delete old email, make it a quarterly or at least annual habit. Less is more! Apply the 80/20 Rule .