E-mail is one of the most frequent routes for viruses to enter our computers. For this reason, it is important to apply a good practice habit to keep our information secure. Take a look at this decalogue of good practices that will allow us to protect ourselves against password theft, scams and infections on our computers.
The importance of following certain tips.
- Do not run attachments from unknown senders.
- In the same way, avoid clicking on the embedded links in emails that come from unknown or untrustworthy addresses.
- Banks never ask for confidential information by e-mail. A very common deception is phishing, which consists of falsifying the bank’s website and redirecting the user there through a link. In this way they can get the user’s identification data and access their bank account.
- Enable the anti-spam filter.
- Use different email accounts. For example, it is advisable to use an account exclusively to receive emails of little importance, commercial notices, emails from mass mailing lists, etc.
- Use strong passwords, that is, they have ten or more characters and include uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and special characters. It is also advisable to use an account for each service.
- Avoid accessing email from public computers.
- Use public Wi-Fi networks with caution, someone may be capturing user passwords.
- When sending a message to many contacts, use blind copying (Bcc), in this way the addresses of the recipients are protected.
- The best ally of your cyber security is yourself. It is advisable to be up to date on computer security.