Email Security Tips
1. Use Different Passwords for Different Email Accounts
If you set all of your accounts passwords (Facebook notifications, website registrations, newsletters, messages, etc.) pointing to a single email account, it makes all your accounts accessible to someone who may breaks into your email account. Keep a couple of email accounts and set different passwords for different email accounts.
2. Create a Strong Password
Strong password includes Numbers, Symbols, Capital Letters, and Lower-Case Letters. When creating a password, use a mix of different types of characters to make the password harder to guess and crack. Never use one password for all of your accounts. Do not create a password that refer to a name, date of birth or a word in disctionary. To make it more secure, create a combination of alphabets, numbers and permitted special characters.
3. Beware of Phishing Scams
When someone sends an email asking personal information, please do not disclose your personal information. ICTO never requires you to provide your password. Stay alert if you are being asked about your account name, password, banking information etc.
Phishing campaign targeting Online Bank
4. Think before Clicking Links in Emails
Whenever you see a link in an email, please do not click on the link. The only exceptions are when you are expecting a particular email with a link. If you get an email from your bank or any other service provider such as bill payments, courier service or publishing research papers and Journals sites, always visit the website manually by typing the link.
5. Do not Open Unsolicited Attachments
Attachments are tricky in emails. If the email is unsolicited or it looks suspicious, do not open the attachment.
6. Avoid Public Wi-Fi
Avoid checking your email when you are on public Internet. Public Wi-Fi can be extremely insecure.